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Obara Family History

Obara Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 小原 ‘small plain’ a common placename. Some bearers are descended from the Sasaki or Takeda families. Polish: nickname for an indecisive person from obarać się ‘to hesitate or waver’.

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


Similar surnames: Ohara, Bara, Baba, Ozawa, Basa, Tara, Kara, Osada, Bard, Para

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Where is the Obara family from?

You can see how Obara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obara family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Obara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Obara families living in Lancashire. This was about 90% of all the recorded Obara's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Obara families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Obara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Obara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Obara. 25% of Obara men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Obara women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Obara were Weaver and Inspector. .

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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
    25%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Labor
    11%
  • Weaver
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Sewer
    25%
  • Inspector
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Obara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obara 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 957 immigration records available for the last name Obara. 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 499 military records available for the last name Obara. For the veterans among your Obara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Obara lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Obara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Obara in 1953 was 39, and 87 in 2004.

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