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Holyoak Name Meaning

topographic name, from Middle English holy ‘holy’ + oke ‘oak’, for someone who lived near an oak tree with religious associations. This would have been one which formed a marker on a parish boundary and which was a site for a reading from the Scriptures in the course of the annual ceremony of beating the bounds. habitational name from the village of Holy Oakes in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Haliach, and no doubt deriving its name as above, from Old English halig ‘holy’ + ac ‘oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Hook, Dolak, Holbrook, Hillock, Holloway, Holford, Holroyd, Holcomb

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Holyoak Family Origin

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Holyoak Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Brass Buffer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holyoak. A less common occupation for the Holyoak family was Carpenter. The most common Holyoak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Holyoak's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Brass Buffer

    11%
  • Carpenter

    11%

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Holyoak Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Holyoak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holyoak 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Holyoak. 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 Card

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

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Holyoak Life Expectancy

What is the average Holyoak lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Holyoak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Holyoak in 1962 was 74, and 63 in 2004.

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