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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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Laundress

    4%
  • Plasterer

    4%
  • Waterman

    4%

In 1881, the most common Oak occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Oak's were Farmers. Farmer, Laundress and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oak. A less common occupation for the Oak family was Waterman.

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Oak Historical Records

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Oak Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oak

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