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Oba Family History

Oba Surname Meaning

Japanese (Ōba): written 大場 ‘large garden’. It is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands. One family of samurai by this name lived in Sagami (now part of Kanagawa prefecture).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ota, Oda, Koba, Baba, Obi, Oka, Ida, Oza, Ba, Juba

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Where is the Oba family from?

You can see how Oba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oba family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Oba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Oba families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Oba's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Oba families in 1891.
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What did your Oba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Oba. 50% of Oba men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Barber
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Painter
    10%
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Census Records

There are 950 census records available for the last name Oba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oba census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Oba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 302 military records available for the last name Oba. For the veterans among your Oba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oba lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Oba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Oba in 1963 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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