Lake Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Country): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus. This meaning, which ousted the native sense, came too late to be found as a place name element, but may lie behind some examples of the surname. Part translation of French Beaulac.

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


Similar surnames: Rake, Lade, Leake, Lane, Ake, Blake, Lage, Laker, Lare, Lace

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Lake Family Origin

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Lake Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lake family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lake. The most common Lake occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Lake's were Farmers.

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Lake Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Lake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lake in 1941 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lake

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