History of your Surname
Get access to Yakes family records.Start a free trial

Yakes Family History

Yakes Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Czech Jakeš (see Jakes).

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


Similar surnames: Jakes, Yake, Eakes, Yakel, Cates, Eales, Takes, Bakes, Kares, Ales

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Yakes family from?

You can see how Yakes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yakes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Yakes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 40 Yakes families living in Michigan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Yakes's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Yakes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yakes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Yakes. 67% of Yakes men worked as a Laborer.

View Census data for Yakes | Data not to scale

*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
    67%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Yakes family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yakes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yakes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Yakes

Passenger Lists

There are 224 immigration records available for the last name Yakes. 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.

View all Yakes immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 446 military records available for the last name Yakes. For the veterans among your Yakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Yakes military records

You've only scratched the surface of Yakes family history.

Discover More

What is the average Yakes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Yakes in 1962 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yakes

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Yakes family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial