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Ogura Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 小倉 ‘small warehouse’. It is found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. Some families pronounce the name Kogura.

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


Similar surnames: Okura, Omura, Okuma, Mura, Okuda, Ohara, Nomura, Osada, Obara, Ogawa

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Where is the Ogura family from?

You can see how Ogura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ogura family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1881 and 1920. The most Ogura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1881 there were 3 Ogura families living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ogura's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Ogura families in 1881.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ogura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ogura ancestors do for a living?

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

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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

  • Waiter
    50%
  • Fisherman
    50%
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Census Records

There are 463 census records available for the last name Ogura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogura 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ogura. 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 202 military records available for the last name Ogura. For the veterans among your Ogura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ogura lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ogura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ogura in 1962 was 78, and 80 in 2004.

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