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Okabe Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 岡部 ‘hill section’. It is found mostly in eastern Japan. A noble family by that name descended from the Fujiwara originated in Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture).

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

Similar surnames: Kibe, Kobe, Okada, Okawa, Oka, Abe, Kase, Okane, Otake, Osada

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Where is the Okabe family from?

You can see how Okabe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okabe family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Okabe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Okabe families living in Hawaii. This was about 24% of all the recorded Okabe's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Okabe families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okabe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okabe. 60% of Okabe men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Okabe women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okabe were Laborer and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Helper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 493 census records available for the last name Okabe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okabe 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Okabe. 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 157 military records available for the last name Okabe. For the veterans among your Okabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okabe lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Okabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Okabe in 1963 was 82, and 76 in 2003.

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