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Okey Family History

Okey Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Oky Aki (Old Danish Aki Old Swedish Ake). English: variant of Oakey . West African (Nigeria): Igbo name a variant of Oke .

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

Similar surnames: Oke, Obey, Oskey, Otey, Key, Arey, Otley, Oken, Lokey, Oakey

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Where is the Okey family from?

You can see how Okey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Okey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 39 Okey families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Okey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Okey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cabinet Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Okey. 34% of Okey men worked as a Cabinet Maker and 82% of Okey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okey were General Labourer and Waitress. .

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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

  • Cabinet Maker
  • Bank Clerk
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Okey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okey 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 544 immigration records available for the last name Okey. 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 Okey. For the veterans among your Okey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okey lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Okey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Okey in 1956 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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