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Ogata Surname Meaning

Japanese:: written 緒方 ‘beginning’ and ‘direction’ in the island of Kyūshū. This is the original form of the name which is habitational and taken from Ogata-gō in Bungo (now Ōita prefecture). In eastern Japan it is written 尾形 ‘tail’ (meaning the lower slope of a mountain) and ‘form’ and other variants also exist. (Ōgata): written 大形 with the first element meaning ‘large’.

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

Similar surnames: Ogawa, Arata, Nagata, Gaba, Ota, Ogura, Hata, Osada, Okawa, Gama

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Where is the Ogata family from?

You can see how Ogata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ogata family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Ogata families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 66 Ogata families living in Hawaii. This was about 43% of all the recorded Ogata's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Ogata families in 1920.
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What did your Ogata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ogata. 23% of Ogata men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Ogata women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ogata were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Teacher
  • Dressmaker
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 979 military records available for the last name Ogata. For the veterans among your Ogata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ogata lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ogata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Ogata in 1951 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

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