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Akre Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish (Åkre): topographic name for someone living by a piece of plowed land, from an inflected form of aker, åker ‘plowed field’. This is also found as a place name, and so the origin in some cases may be habitational. See Aker.

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


Similar surnames: Aakre, Ake, Barre, Lake, Re, Alme, Lare, Andre, Ahr, Wire

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Where is the Akre family from?

You can see how Akre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Akre family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Akre families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Akre family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Akre's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Akre families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Akre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Akre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Akre. 22% of Akre men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Akre women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Akre were Proprietor and 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 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Akre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akre 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 590 immigration records available for the last name Akre. 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 381 military records available for the last name Akre. For the veterans among your Akre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Akre lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Akre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Akre in 1962 was 83, and 68 in 2004.

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