Oakey Family History

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Oakey Name Meaning

from an ancient Scandinavian personal name, Aki (Old Danish, Old Swedish Áki), derived from anu- ‘ancestor’ (unattested) + the diminutive suffix -k. topographic name for someone who lived by a small oakwood, from Middle English oke ‘oak’ + heye ‘enclosure’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Paley, Oakes, Lake, Oak, Oakley, Askey, Pacey, Onley, Ocker, Fake

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Oakey Family Origin

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Oakey Family Occupations

What did your Oakey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Oakey. 19% of Oakey men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Oakey women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oakey were Auctioneer and Storekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Labourer
    19%
  • Agent
    10%
  • Auctioneer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Servant
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Storekeeper
    25%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Oakey Historical Records

What Oakey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Oakey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oakey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oakey. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Oakey. For the veterans among your Oakey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oakey Life Expectancy

What is the average Oakey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Oakey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Oakey in 1956 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oakey

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