Bakke Family History

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Bakke Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch bac ‘bucket’, ‘bin’, ‘beaker’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such vessels. Dutch: nickname for someone with a peculiarity of the mouth, jaw, or cheek, from Dutch bakke ‘cheek’, ‘side’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named with Old Norse bakki ‘hillside’, ‘bank’.

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

Similar surnames: Balke, Backe, Brakke, Bakker, Bake, Bark, Brekke, Lake, Harke, Aakre

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Bakke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bakke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bakke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


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Bakke Family Origin

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Bakke Family Occupations

What did your Bakke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bakke. A less common occupation for the Bakke family was Clerk In Dry Goods Store. The most common Bakke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Bakke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Clerk In Dry Goods Store


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Bakke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bakke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bakke 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bakke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Bakke. For the veterans among your Bakke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bakke Life Expectancy

What is the average Bakke lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bakke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bakke in 1943 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bakke 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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