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

Yeakey Family History

Yeakey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jäcke, a pet form of Jakob.

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


Similar surnames: Yerkey, Yeakley, Yeakel, Yockey, Yaney, Eakes, Yakel, Berkey, Yankey

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 Yeakey family from?

You can see how Yeakey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yeakey family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Yeakey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 55 Yeakey families living in Kentucky. This was about 47% of all the recorded Yeakey's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Yeakey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yeakey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yeakey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yeakey. 50% of Yeakey men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Yeakey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yeakey were Salesman and Teacher.

View Census data for Yeakey | 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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Yeakey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yeakey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yeakey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Yeakey

Passenger Lists

There are 91 immigration records available for the last name Yeakey. 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 Yeakey immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 444 military records available for the last name Yeakey. For the veterans among your Yeakey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Yeakey military records

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

Discover More

What is the average Yeakey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yeakey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Yeakey in 1962 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yeakey

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Yeakey family tree

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