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Oakes Family History

Oakes Name Meaning
English: topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhdara ‘son of Dubhdara’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’ + dara(ch), genitive of dair ‘oak’, by translation of the main element of the Gaelic name.

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

778,375 Historical Documents with Oakes on Ancestry.com
222,537 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
24,525 Military Records
12,470 Immigration Records
123,869 Census and Voter Lists
394,974 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Oakes Families

  • Number of Oakes families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Oakes families
     551 - 1,099
     184 - 550
     1 - 183
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Oakes families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Oakes census records

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Oakes Family Origin

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Oakes Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Oakes

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Oakes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Oakes census records

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Oakes Civil War Service Records

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