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Like Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Dutch Luik, a habitational name from the city in Belgium; the sound uy in Dutch often becomes ai in American English pronunciation, as in Stuyvesant.

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


Similar surnames: Luke, Lile, Lie, Lake, Lyke, Line, Eike, Lipe, Lier, Pike

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Where is the Like family from?

You can see how Like families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Like family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Like families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Like family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Like's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Like families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Like surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Like ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Like. 35% of Like men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Like women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Like were Manager and Waitress.

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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
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Like. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Like 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 350 immigration records available for the last name Like. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Like. For the veterans among your Like ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Like lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Like life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Like in 1955 was 61, and 73 in 2004.

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