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Origins of the Lake surname

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About the Lakes

We have a total number of 82159 records for people with the last name Lake.

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Where do most Lakes live?

In 1921, most Lakes lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Lakes

How common is your surname?

564th most common surname in the UK

We have 70,600 records for the Lake surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Lakes most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Lakes.

What are the most common Lake first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Lake family members

Common jobs for Lakes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lakes in 1921
Dressmaker

395

Laundress

255

Domestic Servant

202

General Servant Domestic

169

General Servant

149

Common Male occupations for Lakes in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

513

Farm Labourer

278

General Labourer

269

Carpenter

232

Farmer

181

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