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  • As an English but ultimately North Germanic surname, from Old Norse lœkr (stream, brook). The Norse word is found in many English place names, such as Leck in Lancashire, and the surname could have been from these names. Compare the variant Leach.
  • Also as an occupational English surname, from the noun leek.

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Leake (plural Leakes)

  1. A surname.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Leake is the 5070th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 6915 individuals. Leake is most common among White (69.78%) and Black/African American (24.56%) individuals.

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