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Doak Family History

Doak Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Doig. Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dabhóc ‘son of Dabhóc’, a pet form of David.

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


Similar surnames: Dolak, Dolan, Look, Dwan, Doan, Diak, Boal, Mak, Dodd, Kolak

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Where is the Doak family from?

You can see how Doak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doak families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Doak families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Doak's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Doak families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doak. 21% of Doak men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Doak women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doak were Manager and Housewife.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Doak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doak 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Doak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Doak. For the veterans among your Doak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doak lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Doak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Doak in 1941 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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