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Takes Surname Meaning

Dutch (mainly North Holland): patronymic from the Frisian personal name Take from an ancient Germanic personal name composed with the element theud ‘people race’. American shortened and altered form of any Greek patronymic ending in -takis such as Anagnostakis (see Anagnos ). This ending is in North America sometimes also spelled -takes as in Christakes (see Christakis ). It consists of a proper name stem ending -t and the patronymic suffix -akis which is particularly typical for the surnames from Crete where it was adopted massively in the 19th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sales, Jakes, Eakes, Oakes, Tates, Baker, Tukes, Akes, Tate, Eales

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You can see how Takes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Takes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Takes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 16 Takes families living in London. This was about 53% of all the recorded Takes's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Takes families in 1891.
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What did your Takes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Takes. 100% of Takes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 264 immigration records available for the last name Takes. 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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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Takes. For the veterans among your Takes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Takes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Takes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Takes in 1963 was 76, and 79 in 2003.

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