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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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Eakes Family Origin

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Eakes Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eakes family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eakes. The most common Eakes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Eakes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Farming

    21%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

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Eakes Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Eakes Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eakes 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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