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Oka Name Meaning

Japanese: written 岡 or 丘 ‘hill’. It is found mostly in western Japan. In North America the name could also be a shortening of longer names beginning with Oka-. Albanian: metonymic occupational name from okë (definite form oka) ‘oke’ the name of an old measure of weight.

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


Similar surnames: Ota, Oba, Oda, Ida, Okuma, Toda, Oza, Oja, Oki, Hora

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Where is the Oka family from?

You can see how Oka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oka family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Oka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Oka family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Oka's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Oka families in 1891.
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What did your Oka ancestors do for a living?

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

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • House Maid
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Oka. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Oka. For the veterans among your Oka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oka lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Oka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Oka in 1965 was 81, and 80 in 2004.

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