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Origin and popularity of the name LEAKE


Leake : English:: 1: habitational name from Leake (Lincolnshire) East and West Leake (Nottinghamshire) Leek (Staffordshire) Leck (Lancashire) Leak (NorthYorkshire) or Leak Hall in Cumberworth (West Yorkshire). The placenames derive from Old English lece or Old Scandinavian lœkr both meaning ‘brook’. See also Like.2: possibly also a nickname from Middle English lek ‘leek’ (Old English lēac) perhaps for a grower or seller of leeks.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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