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Oak Family History

Oak Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood from Middle English ok(e) ‘oak tree’. Indian (Maharashtra): Brahmin name of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Olk, Tak, Hoar, Way, Mak, Zak, Boak, Rak, Bak, Hoak

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Where is the Oak family from?

You can see how Oak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oak families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 62 Oak families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Oak's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Oak families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oak ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Oak. 47% of Oak men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Oak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Oak. For the veterans among your Oak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oak lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Oak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Oak in 1945 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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