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Jakes Family History

Jakes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jack 1. Czech (Jakeš): from a derivative of the personal name Jakub, Czech form of Jacob.

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


Similar surnames: James, Janes, Bakes, Jukes, Oakes, Akes, Yakes, Jakel, Takes, Janos

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Where is the Jakes family from?

You can see how Jakes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jakes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jakes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Jakes families living in Maryland. This was about 17% of all the recorded Jakes's in USA. Maryland and 3 other states had the highest population of Jakes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jakes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jakes. 29% of Jakes men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Jakes women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jakes were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    22%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Laundress
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Jakes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jakes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jakes. 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 Jakes. For the veterans among your Jakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jakes lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jakes in 1948 was 31, and 86 in 2004.

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