Oakey Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Paley, Oakes, Lake, Oak, Oakley, Askey, Pacey, Onley, Ocker, Fake

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Oakey Family Origin

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Oakey Family Occupations

What did your Oakey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oakey. 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.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Oakey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Oakey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Oakey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oakey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Oakey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Oakey. 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 Oakey. For the veterans among your Oakey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oakey Life Expectancy

What is the average Oakey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oakey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oakey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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