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Okane Surname Meaning

Japanese (pronounced as three syllables):: written 岡根 ‘root of the hill’. (Ōkane): written 大神 ‘great deity’. This is a rare surname in Japan. In North America it could also be a shortening of the Okinawan surname Ōkaneku which is written phonetically 大兼久 ‘great’ ‘combine’ and ‘long time’. — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau does not distinguish between the surnames Okane and O'Kane .

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


Similar surnames: Otake, Okabe, Kano, Kase, Kang, O'kane, Okawa, Doane, Kane, Okano

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Where is the Okane family from?

You can see how Okane families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okane family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Okane families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 18 Okane families living in Durham. This was about 38% of all the recorded Okane's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Okane families in 1891.
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What did your Okane ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Okane. 100% of Okane women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Okane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okane 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Okane. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Okane. For the veterans among your Okane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okane lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Okane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Okane in 1945 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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