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Takes Name Meaning

Greek: reduced form of any surname ending in -takis, such as Anagnostakis or Kostantakis. Such a surname would involve a proper name stem ending in -t and the patronymic suffix -akis. This patronymic is particularly common in Crete, where it was adopted massively in the 19th century.

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


Similar surnames: Sales, Jakes, Eakes, Oakes, Tates, Baker, Tukes, Akes, Tate, Eales

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Where is the Takes family from?

You can see how Takes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Takes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Takes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Takes families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Takes's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Takes families in 1880.
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What did your Takes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Takes. 42% of Takes men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Takes women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Takes were Labor and Maid. .

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Labor
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Takes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Takes 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 264 immigration records available for the last name Takes. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Takes. For the veterans among your Takes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Takes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Takes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Takes in 1963 was 76, and 79 in 2003.

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