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Lakey Family History

Lakey Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Larkey, Lavey, Hakey, Akey, Leakey, Lukey, Lamey, Laskey, Lake, Lacey

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Where is the Lakey family from?

You can see how Lakey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lakey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lakey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Lakey families living in North Carolina. This was about 29% of all the recorded Lakey's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Lakey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lakey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lakey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lakey. 23% of Lakey men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Lakey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lakey were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Lakey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lakey 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 Lakey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lakey. For the veterans among your Lakey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lakey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lakey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lakey in 1952 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

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