Rake Family History

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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

What did your Rake ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rake. 27% of Rake men worked as a Bricklayer and 87% of Rake women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rake were Gardener and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Baker
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid

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

Rake Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Rake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rake 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rake. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rake. For the veterans among your Rake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rake Life Expectancy

What is the average Rake lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rake

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rake 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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