Oakey Name Meaning

from an ancient Scandinavian personal name, Aki (Old Danish, Old Swedish Áki), derived from anu- ‘ancestor’ (unattested) + the diminutive suffix -k. topographic name for someone who lived by a small oakwood, from Middle English oke ‘oak’ + heye ‘enclosure’.

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

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Oakey Family Origin

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Oakey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oakey family was Farming. The most common Oakey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Oakey's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oakey.

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Oakey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Oakey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Oakey in 1956 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oakey

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