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Leakey Name Meaning

English (Somerset): unexplained. Compare Lukey.

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


Similar surnames: Lakey, Leake, Peavey, Beckey, Akey, Berkey, Hakey, Lavey, Larkey

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Where is the Leakey family from?

You can see how Leakey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leakey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leakey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Leakey families living in Missouri. This was about 40% of all the recorded Leakey's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Leakey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leakey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leakey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leakey. 35% of Leakey men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Leakey women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leakey were Malder 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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Malder
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Leakey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leakey 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 940 immigration records available for the last name Leakey. 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 709 military records available for the last name Leakey. For the veterans among your Leakey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leakey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Leakey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Leakey in 1962 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

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