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Ocawa Family History

Ocawa 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: Ozawa, Ogawa, Okawa, Ocana, Scala, Cala, Sawa, Casa, Cava, Oyama

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Where is the Ocawa family from?

You can see how Ocawa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ocawa family name was found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 2 Ocawa families living in Cornwall. This was 100% of all the recorded Ocawa's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Ocawa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ocawa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ocawa ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 3 census records available for the last name Ocawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ocawa 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 33 immigration records available for the last name Ocawa. 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 1 military records available for the last name Ocawa. For the veterans among your Ocawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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