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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Lake Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Lake Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Lake family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Lake

Wikipedia Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress and television personality, best known for her talk show and starring role as Tracy Turnblad in the original "Hairspray".
Wikipedia Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922 ? July 7, 1973) was an American film actress and pin-up model who enjoyed both popular and critical acclaim, most notably for her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s, as well as her peek-a-boo hairstyle.
Wikipedia Simon Lake (September 4, 1866 - June 23, 1945) was a Quaker American mechanical engineer and naval architect who obtained over two hundred patents for advances in naval design and competed with John Philip Holland to build the first submarines for the United States Navy.
Wikipedia Greg Lake (born Gregory Stuart Lake, 10 November 1947, Poole, Dorset, England) is an English bass guitarist, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer, best known as a founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Wikipedia Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake (27 July 1744 ? 20 February 1808) was a British general.
Wikipedia Leonard Lake (October 29, 1945 ? June 6, 1985) was an American serial killer.
Wikipedia Oliver Lake (b.
Wikipedia Arthur Lake (September 1569-4 May 1626) was Bishop of Bath and Wells and a translator of the King James Version of The Bible.
Wikipedia Sir Thomas Lake (1567 ? 17 September 1630) was Secretary of State to James I of England.
Wikipedia Arthur Lake (b.
Wikipedia General Sir Percy Henry Noel Lake, KCB, KCMG (29 June 1855-17 November 1940) was a senior commander of the British Indian Army, serving during World War I, and a Canadian soldier.
Wikipedia Alan Lake (24 November 1940 - 10 October 1984) was a British actor, best known as the third husband of Diana Dors.
Wikipedia Terry Lake (born 1957 in Odiham, Hampshire, England) is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election, representing the riding of Kamloops-North Thompson.
Wikipedia Brian Lake (born 27 February 1982) is an Australian rules footballer, currently playing the fullback position for the Western Bulldogs.
Wikipedia Michael "Mike" Stuart Lake (born June 4, 1969 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a business person and politician in Alberta, Canada.
Wikipedia Alice Lake (September 12, 1895 ? November 15, 1967) was an American film actress.
Wikipedia Carnell Augustino Lake (born July 15, 1967 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American football coach, currently the Cornerbacks Coach for the UCLA Bruins under head coach Rick Neuheisel.
Wikipedia Frederick Lovett Lake (October 16 1866 - November 24 1931) was a Canadian professional baseball player and major league manager with both Boston baseball teams in the early 20th century.
Wikipedia Steven "Steve" Michael Lake (born March 13, 1957 in Inglewood, California) batted and threw right-handed, and is a former Major League Baseball backup catcher.
Wikipedia S?noe Lake is an American actress of Hawaiian, Japanese and English descent.
Wikipedia John Lake (1624?1689) was a 17th century Bishop of Sodor and Man, Bishop of Bristol and Bishop of Chichester in the British Isles.
Wikipedia Antwan Lake (born July 10, 1979 in Seaford, Delaware) is an American football defensive end who is currently a Free Agent.
Wikipedia Stuart N.
Wikipedia Fred Edgar Lake (March 12, 1883 - December 1, 1937) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player.
Wikipedia Frank Lake (6 June 1914-1982) was one of the pioneers of pastoral counselling in the United Kingdom.
Wikipedia Everett J.
Wikipedia Mike Lake (born 16 November 1966 in Manchester) is a retired English footballer.
Wikipedia Norman Ezra Lake (born December 8, 1932) is an American water polo player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.

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