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Origins of the Oats surname

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About the Oatses

We have a total number of 7869 records for people with the last name Oats.

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Where do most Oatses live?

In 1921, most Oatses lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Oatses

How common is your surname?

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

We have 6,260 records for the Oats surname. The oldest one dates back to 1559.

Who were Oatses most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Oats first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Oatses

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

Common Female occupations for Oatses in 1921


House Servant


Domestic Servant


General Servant


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Oatses in 1921
Tin Miner




Coal Miner




Agricultural Labourer


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