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Leak Family History

Leak Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Leake.

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


Similar surnames: Leck, Leek, Leaks, Lea, Lear, Leake, Kean, Peak, Leal, Leap

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Where is the Leak family from?

You can see how Leak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leak families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Leak families living in North Carolina. This was about 16% of all the recorded Leak's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Leak families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leak. 32% of Leak men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Leak women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leak were Carpenter and Laborer.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    3%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Cook
    15%
  • Servant
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Leak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leak 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leak. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Leak. For the veterans among your Leak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leak lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Leak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leak in 1944 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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