Oakes Family History

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Oakes Name Meaning

English: topographic name, a plural variant of Oak. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhdara ‘son of Dubhdara’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’ + dara(ch), genitive of dair ‘oak’, by translation of the main element of the Gaelic name.

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

Similar surnames: Oakey, Akes, Eakes, Jakes, Noakes, Vales, Oates, Oaks, Bakes, Ocker

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Oakes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Oakes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Oakes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Oakes Family Origin

Where is the Oakes family from?

Oakes Family Occupations

What did your Oakes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Oakes family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Oakes occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Oakes's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oakes.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Oakes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Oakes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oakes 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Oakes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Oakes. For the veterans among your Oakes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oakes Life Expectancy

What is the average Oakes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oakes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Oakes in 1943 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oakes 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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