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Okai Family History

Okai Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 岡井 or 丘井 both meaning ‘well on the hill’. It is found mostly in central Japan. West African (Ghana): name found among the Ga people of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Kai, Oki, Oka, Kan, Kay, Omar, Cai, Kam, Bai, Ki

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Where is the Okai family from?

You can see how Okai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okai family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Okai families living in California. This was about 57% of all the recorded Okai's in USA. California had the highest population of Okai families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okai ancestors do for a living?

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

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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

  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer Laborer
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Census Records

There are 192 census records available for the last name Okai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okai 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Okai. 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 48 military records available for the last name Okai. For the veterans among your Okai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okai lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Okai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Okai in 1970 was 59, and 93 in 2003.

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