Lake Family History

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Lake Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus. This meaning, which ousted the native sense, came too late to be found as a place name element, but may lie behind some examples of the surname. Part translation of French Beaulac.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rake, Lade, Leake, Lane, Ake, Blake, Lage, Laker, Lare, Lace

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Lake Family Origin

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Lake Family Occupations

What did your Lake ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lake. 9% of Lake men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Lake women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lake were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Gardener
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Lake Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 327,000 census records available for the last name Lake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lake census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Lake. 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 Card

There are 57,000 military records available for the last name Lake. For the veterans among your Lake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lake Life Expectancy

What is the average Lake lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lake in 1941 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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