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Origins of the Oake surname

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About the Oakes

We have a total number of 2329 records for people with the last name Oake.

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Where do most Oakes live?

In 1921, most Oakes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Oakes

How common is your surname?

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

We have 2,050 records for the Oake surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Oakes most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Oakes.

What are the most common Oake first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Oakes

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

Common Female occupations for Oakes in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means






Common Male occupations for Oakes in 1921




Agricultural Labourer




Carpenter & Joiner


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