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Jakeway Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): perhaps a nickname from Middle English jak(ke) ‘Jack person’ (rather than the personal name Jack) + wei ‘road way’ used as a nickname of similar sense to Jack of the road ‘homeless person vagrant’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Jacoway, Janeway, Janey, Akeley, Jakes, Blakeway, Gadway, Jakab

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Where is the Jakeway family from?

You can see how Jakeway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakeway family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Jakeway families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 4 Jakeway families living in British Columbia. This was about 57% of all the recorded Jakeway's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Jakeway families in 1911.
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What did your Jakeway ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jakeway. 23% of Jakeway men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Jakeway women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jakeway were Truck Driver and Home. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Glass Worker
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cashier
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Home
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jakeway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jakeway 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 198 immigration records available for the last name Jakeway. 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 356 military records available for the last name Jakeway. For the veterans among your Jakeway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakeway lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jakeway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Jakeway in 1954 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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