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Pake Name Meaning

German (Westphalian): of uncertain origin. Compound names such as Pakebusch, and Pakedorf indicate a topographic source.

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


Similar surnames: Pike, Hake, Paske, Dake, Pak, Lake, Zale, Page, Pape, Yake

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Where is the Pake family from?

You can see how Pake families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pake family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pake families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Pake families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Pake's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pake families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pake surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pake ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pake. 26% of Pake men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Pake women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pake were Labor and Cook.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Cook
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Pake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pake 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 912 immigration records available for the last name Pake. 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 849 military records available for the last name Pake. For the veterans among your Pake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pake lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Pake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Pake in 1946 was 49, and 64 in 2004.

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