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Oakey Family History

Oakey Surname Meaning

English:: habitational name from Oakey Farm in Haresfield Gloucestershire. The placename probably derives from Old English āc ‘oak’ + (ge)hæg ‘fence enclosure’. variant of Okey .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Oakey family from?

You can see how Oakey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oakey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oakey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 170 Oakey families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Oakey's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Oakey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oakey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oakey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Oakey. 11% of Oakey men worked as a Farm Labourer and 74% of Oakey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oakey were Gardener and Domestic Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    11%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Gardener
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oakey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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