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Find more Oaks relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 412 less people named Oaks in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 4,684 people named Oaks in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% less people named Oaks in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,272 people named Oaks were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 296 women had paying jobs
  • 1,454 were children
  • 34% were children
  • 45% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,272

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Oaks families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Tennessee
  • Most mothers originated from Tennessee
  • 3% were born in foreign countries