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Yake Family History

Yake Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Jach.

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


Similar surnames: Yakel, Bake, Yakes, Hake, Yanke, Fake, Nace, Yach, Baker, Taake

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Where is the Yake family from?

You can see how Yake families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yake family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Yake families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Yake families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yake's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Yake families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yake surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yake ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yake. 18% of Yake men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Yake women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yake were Carpenter and Nurse.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Private Secretary
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Yake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yake 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 383 immigration records available for the last name Yake. 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 680 military records available for the last name Yake. For the veterans among your Yake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yake lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Yake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Yake in 1958 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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