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Origins of the Oakley surname

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About the Oakleys

We have a total number of 74293 records for people with the last name Oakley.

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Where do most Oakleys live?

In 1921, most Oakleys lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Oakleys

How common is your surname?

723rd most common surname in the UK

We have 66,600 records for the Oakley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Oakleys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Oakley first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Oakleys

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

Common Female occupations for Oakleys in 1921


General Servant Domestic




Domestic Servant


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Oakleys in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner


Farm Labourer




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