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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Leake Family Origin

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Leake Family Occupations

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  • Furrier

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Core Maker

    6%
  • Currier

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Leake family was Currier. The most common Leake occupation in Canada was Furrier. 13% of Leake's were Furriers. Furrier, Labourer and Core Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leake.

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Between 1950 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leake

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