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Oke Family History

Oke Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): variant of Oak . West African (Nigeria): Igbo name from a short form of a personal name like Okechukwu . See also 3 below compare Okey . West African (Nigeria and Benin): unexplained. See also 2 above.

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

Similar surnames: Coke, Okey, Ake, Moke, Doke, Eke, Rocke, Dowe, Oken, Ike

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Where is the Oke family from?

You can see how Oke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oke families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 136 Oke families living in Devon. This was about 40% of all the recorded Oke's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Oke families in 1891.
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What did your Oke ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Oke. 26% of Oke men worked as a Farmer and 76% of Oke women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oke were Carpenter and Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Oke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oke 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 Oke. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Oke. For the veterans among your Oke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oke lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Oke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Oke in 1943 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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