Oakland Family History

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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?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith

  • Husband


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

Oakland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Oakland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oakland 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 993 immigration records available for the last name Oakland. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Oakland. For the veterans among your Oakland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oakland Life Expectancy

What is the average Oakland lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Oakland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Oakland in 1942 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oakland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oakland 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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