Speake Family History

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Speake Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone thought to resemble a woodpecker in some way, Middle English spek(e) (a reduced form of Old French espeche(e), of Germanic origin).

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


Similar surnames: Spence, Peak, Pease, Spare, Spike, Spear, Leake, Speck, Speare, Spake

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Speake Family Origin

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Speake Family Occupations

What did your Speake ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Speake ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Speake Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Speake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speake census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Speake

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Speake. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Speake. For the veterans among your Speake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Speake Life Expectancy

What is the average Speake lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Speake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Speake in 1945 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Speake

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Speake ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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