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Ohara Surname Meaning

Japanese (Ōhara): written 大原 ‘large plain’. This is a common placename mostly found as a surname in western and west-central Japan. Listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau does not distinguish between the surnames Ohara and O'Hara .

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


Similar surnames: Hara, Obara, Ozawa, Kihara, Tahara, Haga, Uehara, Okawa, Osada, Hora

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Where is the Ohara family from?

You can see how Ohara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ohara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ohara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 518 Ohara families living in Lancashire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Ohara's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ohara families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ohara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ohara ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ohara. 60% of Ohara men worked as an Agricultural Labourer and 89% of Ohara women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ohara were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Domestic Servant. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Agricultural Labourer
    60%
  • Builders Labourer
    20%
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    6%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
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Census Records

There are 152,000 census records available for the last name Ohara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ohara 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Ohara. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Ohara. For the veterans among your Ohara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ohara lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ohara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ohara in 1944 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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