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Obu Family History

Obu Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Abu, Bu, Ou, Obi, Oba, Lu, Qiu, Yu, Ku, Wu

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Where is the Obu family from?

You can see how Obu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Obu family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Obu families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Obu family living in New Hampshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Obu's in USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Obu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Obu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Obu ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Obu ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 74 census records available for the last name Obu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obu 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 44 immigration records available for the last name Obu. 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 20 military records available for the last name Obu. For the veterans among your Obu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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