Rake Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pass or narrow valley, from Old English hraca ‘throat’, or a habitational name from any of the minor places deriving their name from this word, such as Rake in Devon or The Rake in Sussex. English and Dutch: from Middle English, Middle Dutch rake ‘rake’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such implements or as a nickname for a tall thin man. (The expression ‘lean as a rake’ is found in Chaucer.)

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


Similar surnames: Lake, Brake, Drake, Ake, Rave, Cake, Rak, Rahm, Rase, Race

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Rake Family Origin

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Rake Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    4%
  • Grocer

    4%
  • Shoe Maker

    4%

In 1881, the most common Rake occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Rake's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rake family was Shoe Maker. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter & Joiner and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rake.

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Rake Historical Records

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Rake Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Rake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rake in 1940 was 38, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rake

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