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Laake Name Meaning

North German: variant of Laack. Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads near Oslo named Låke, possibly from a river name from Old Norse leka ‘drip’, ‘leak’.

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

Similar surnames: Leake, Laske, Haake, Lake, Balke, Lage, Lande, Laas, Lasky, Raak

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Where is the Laake family from?

You can see how Laake families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laake family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Laake families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 12 Laake families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Laake's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Laake families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laake surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laake ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Hand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Laake. 61% of Laake men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Laake women worked as a Farm Hand. .

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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
  • Janitor
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Hand
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Laake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laake 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 216 immigration records available for the last name Laake. 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 310 military records available for the last name Laake. For the veterans among your Laake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laake lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Laake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Laake in 1967 was 83, and 85 in 2004.

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