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Origins of the Oak surname

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About the Oaks

We have a total number of 3138 records for people with the last name Oak.

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Where do most Oaks live?

In 1921, most Oaks lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Oaks

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 2,630 records for the Oak surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Oaks most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Oaks.

What are the most common Oak first names?

  • Pollard
  • Brown
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Oak family members

Common jobs for Oaks

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Oaks in 1921




Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Oaks in 1921


Agricultural Labourer




General Labourer




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