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Okada Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 岡田 ‘rice paddy on the hill’. This is a common placename throughout Japan but the surname is mainly found in western Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Okuda, Oda, Okawa, Ozawa, Osada, Kanda, Ikeda, Tokuda, Oka, Koda

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Where is the Okada family from?

You can see how Okada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okada family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Okada families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 78 Okada families living in California. This was about 39% of all the recorded Okada's in USA. California had the highest population of Okada families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okada surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okada ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okada. 13% of Okada men worked as a Proprietor and 15% of Okada women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okada were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Proprietor
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Helper
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Okada. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Okada. For the veterans among your Okada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okada lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Okada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Okada in 1958 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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