Oaks Family History

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Oaks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Oakes. Americanized form of Jewish Ochs.

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

Similar surnames: Waks, Oats, Oakes, Laks, Saks, Sacks, Sas, Mars, Hays, Mak

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Oaks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Oaks name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Oaks. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Oaks Family Origin

Where is the Oaks family from?

Oaks Family Occupations

What did your Oaks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Oaks occupation in Canada was Farmer. 49% of Oaks's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Lumberman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oaks. A less common occupation for the Oaks family was Farmers Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Lumberman

  • Farmers Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oaks ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oaks Historical Records

What Oaks family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Oaks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oaks 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Oaks. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Oaks. For the veterans among your Oaks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oaks Life Expectancy

What is the average Oaks lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Oaks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Oaks in 1949 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oaks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oaks ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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