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Jakes Surname Meaning

English: variant of Jacks . Czech (Jakeš): from a derivative of the personal name Jakub Czech form of Jacob .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: James, Janes, Bakes, Jukes, Oakes, Akes, Yakes, Jakel, Takes, Janos

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Where is the Jakes family from?

You can see how Jakes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jakes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 163 Jakes families living in Cambridgeshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Jakes's in United Kingdom. Cambridgeshire had the highest population of Jakes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jakes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jakes. 15% of Jakes men worked as an Agricultural Labourer and 69% of Jakes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jakes were Retired and Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jakes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jakes. For the veterans among your Jakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jakes in 1948 was 31, and 86 in 2004.

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