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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Doak

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Alt. Meaning

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

A is for aware, of your surroundings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

Notable Persons Named Doak

Doak Walker was a football player for the Detroit Lions. He was most active from 1950 to 1955. Doak was born on January 1st, 1927 in Dallas. He passed away on September 27th, 1998.


Doak was born on November 16th, 1888 in Scott County, Arkansas. He left this life on March 23rd, 1973.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Doak

Annie Dillard is a writer. Her ongoing career started in 1974. Annie was given the name Meta Ann Doak on April 30th, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.


David was born in 1967.


Bill Doak was a baseball player. Bill was born on January 28th, 1891 in Pittsburgh. He passed away on November 26th, 1954.


Gary Doak is an athlete. His career lasted from 1965 to 1981. Gary was born on February 25th, 1946 in Goderich, Ontario.


Neil was born on June 21st, 1972.


William N. Doak was an office holder. William was born on December 12th, 1882 in Rural Retreat, Virginia. He died on October 23rd, 1933.


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Popularity of Doak as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Doak U.S.
  White 92.71% 64.26%
  African American 1.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Doak

People with the last name Doak are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Doak

  • How Popular is the name Doak? Doak is the 28,427th most popular name of all time. As a last name Doak was the 9,307th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Doak have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 178 babies born with the first name Doak in the United States. That's more than enough people named Doak to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Doak? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Doak first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Doak is Tuesday, February 15th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Doak born? The highest recorded use of the first name Doak was in 1957 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Doak Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Doak is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Doak: Your name in reverse order is Kaod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oakd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Doak? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,498 people with the last name Doak.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Doak? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Doak as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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