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Eakes Family History

Eakes Name Meaning

Family tradition has it that this name is from northern Ireland, perhaps an Anglicized form of Scottish McEachin. This is consistent with the Anglicized form of other names of Gaelic origin. Alternatively, it may be an Americanized spelling of German Eckes.

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


Similar surnames: Eales, Oakes, Eckes, Eaker, Takes, Eanes, Jakes, Yakes, Akes, Bares

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Where is the Eakes family from?

You can see how Eakes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eakes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eakes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Eakes families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Eakes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eakes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eakes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eakes. 35% of Eakes men worked as a Farmer and 33% of Eakes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eakes were Clerk and Clerk.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    33%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Eakes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eakes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 220 immigration records available for the last name Eakes. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Eakes. For the veterans among your Eakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eakes lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Eakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Eakes in 1956 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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