UK Census records list a couple of Oakmans who originated from Ireland. The earliest is Janet Oakman, born circa 1773 in Ireland. Janet worked as a Charwoman and was living in the Union Workhouse in Houghton Le Spring, Durham, in 1861. Listed below are other Irish Oakmans found in England — some have been omitted in order to protect the privacy of living individuals.

John Oakman - arrived before 1871

The 1871 UK Census lists a John Oakman and his family — wife Elizabeth, and young children John (Nathanael John) and Margaret. John was a soldier with the British Royal Army and was stationed at Stoke Damerel, Devonport at the time of the Census. Under the heading “Where Born” on…

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Nathaniel John Oakman - arrived before 1901

Nathaniel John Oakman was living in Devonport, England in 1901, working as an Engine Fitter. The UK Census shows him as widowed and living with his daughters Francis and Faith Mary. Francis was born in Scotland about 1899 and Faith Mary was born in Devonport in 1901. Nathaniel had earlier…

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