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Meaning and Origin of: Oak

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke ‘oak’, also used in the singular in a collective sense. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from minor places named with this word, such as Oake in Somerset. It is possible that it was sometimes also used as a nickname for someone ‘as strong as oak’.
  2. Indian (Maharashtra): Hindu (Brahman) name of unknown meaning.
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