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Stakes Family History

Stakes Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent post or stake, for example a boundary marker, from Middle English stake ‘post’, ‘stake’, or from the same word used as a nickname for a tall, thin person.

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

Similar surnames: Staker, Sykes, Staves, Stables, Staley, Sales, Stoken, Stokey, Soares

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Where is the Stakes family from?

You can see how Stakes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stakes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stakes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 36 Stakes families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Stakes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stakes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stakes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Insurance Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Stakes. 34% of Stakes men worked as an Insurance Agent and 82% of Stakes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stakes were Butcher Shop Assistant and Housekeeper.

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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 1939

  • Insurance Agent
  • Market Gardener H W
  • Butcher Shop Assistant

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
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What Stakes family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Stakes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stakes 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 771 immigration records available for the last name Stakes. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Stakes. For the veterans among your Stakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stakes lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Stakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Stakes in 1953 was 43, and 65 in 2004.

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