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Leake Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Old Norse lœkr ‘brook’. There are also a number of places named with this word--such as Leake in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire, Leek in Staffordshire, and Leck in Lancashire--and the surname may also be from any of these. Compare southern English Leach 2. possibly also a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of leeks, from Old English leac.

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

Similar surnames: Lake, Laake, Leske, Leach, Leap, Blake, Lare, Lemke, Leakey, Flake

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Where is the Leake family from?

You can see how Leake families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leake family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leake families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 79 Leake families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Leake's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Leake families in 1911.
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What did your Leake ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Leake. 54% of Leake men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Leake women worked as a Teacher. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Baker
  • Pressman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Leake. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Leake. For the veterans among your Leake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leake lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Leake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Leake in 1950 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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