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Akey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an Americanized form of German Eiche ‘oak’ (see Eich).

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

Similar surnames: Avey, Aker, Key, Aney, Hakey, Acey, Adey, Oakey, Bakey, Lakey

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Where is the Akey family from?

You can see how Akey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Akey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Akey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Akey families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Akey's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Akey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Akey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Akey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Akey. 25% of Akey men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Akey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Akey were Manager 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Home
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Akey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akey 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Akey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Akey. For the veterans among your Akey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Akey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Akey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Akey in 1954 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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