Oak Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke ‘oak’, also used in the singular in a collective sense. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from minor places named with this word, such as Oake in Somerset. It is possible that it was sometimes also used as a nickname for someone ‘as strong as oak’. Indian (Maharashtra): Hindu (Brahman) name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Olk, Tak, Hoar, Way, Mak, Zak, Boak, Rak, Bak, Hoak

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Oak Family Origin

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Oak Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Oak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Oak's were Farmers. Farmer, Grocer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oak. A less common occupation for the Oak family was Boot Manufacturer.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Grocer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Boot Manufacturer

    2%

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Oak Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Oak Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Oak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Oak in 1945 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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