Leake Family History

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Leake Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Old Norse lœkr ‘brook’. There are also a number of places named with this word--such as Leake in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire, Leek in Staffordshire, and Leck in Lancashire--and the surname may also be from any of these. Compare southern English Leach 2. possibly also a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of leeks, from Old English leac.

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

Similar surnames: Lake, Laake, Leske, Leach, Leap, Blake, Lare, Lemke, Leakey, Flake

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Leake Family Origin

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Leake Family Occupations

What did your Leake ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leake. The most common Leake occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Leake's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Leake family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leake ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leake Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Leake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leake 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Leake. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Leake. For the veterans among your Leake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leake Life Expectancy

What is the average Leake lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Leake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leake in 1950 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leake ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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