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Oakland Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land marked by an oak tree or trees, from Middle English oke ‘oak’ + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Okland, Markland, Ragland, Harland, Marland, Ackland, Darland

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Oakland Family Origin

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Oakland Family Occupations

What did your Oakland ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Husband

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oakland family was Husband. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oakland. The most common Oakland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Oakland's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Oakland | Data not to scale

Oakland Historical Records

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Oakland Life Expectancy

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Famous Oakland Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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