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Akeley Surname Meaning

North German form of Ageley, from Old High German agaleia ‘columbine’, a plant which was used medicinally in the Middle Ages, or from a female personal name of the same derivation. Possibly English: habitational name from Akely in Buckinghamshire, named from Old English ac ‘oak’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Wakeley, Kelsey, Seeley, Audley, Ansley, Kenley, Madeley, Beeley

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Where is the Akeley family from?

You can see how Akeley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Akeley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Akeley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Akeley families living in Warwickshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Akeley's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Akeley families in 1891.
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What did your Akeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Akeley. 37% of Akeley men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Akeley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Akeley were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Sales Woman
    17%
  • Seller
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Passenger Lists

There are 160 immigration records available for the last name Akeley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 329 military records available for the last name Akeley. For the veterans among your Akeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Akeley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Akeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Akeley in 1959 was 38, and 94 in 2004.

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