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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Speaks

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Alt. Meaning

S is for serene, your calm time.

P is for polite, naturally!

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

A is for authentic, be real

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Speaks

Oley Speaks was a singer, composer, and singing. He was most prominent from 1898 to 1944. Oley was born on June 28th, 1874 in Canal Winchester, Ohio, United States. He passed away on August 7th, 1948.


Michael Speaks is a rhythm, blues, gospel music, and soul music musician. He was most active from 1995 to present. Michael was born Michael Speaks in 1977 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Michigan, United States.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1931. John was born on February 11th, 1859 in Canal Winchester, Ohio. He left this life on November 6th, 1945.


Nelda Gean Speaks is a former county treasurer andjustice of the peace, treasurer, and justice of the peace. Nelda was born in 1943. Nelda is also known as Nelda Gean Speaks.


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Popularity of Speaks as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Speaks U.S.
  White 59.66% 64.26%
  African American 32.85% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Speaks

People with the last name Speaks are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Speaks

  • How Popular is the name Speaks? As a last name Speaks was the 9,150th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Speaks first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Speaks is Monday, March 18th, 1929.
  • How unique is the name Speaks? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Speaks. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Speaks: Your name in reverse order is Skaeps. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kepssa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Speaks? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,565 people with the last name Speaks.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Speaks? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Speaks as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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