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Okimoto Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 沖本 ‘(one who comes) from the open sea’. It is mainly found in western Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Okamoto, Kimoto, Morimoto, Takemoto, Ishimoto, Umemoto, Sugimoto

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Where is the Okimoto family from?

You can see how Okimoto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okimoto family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 36 Okimoto families living in Hawaii. This was about 58% of all the recorded Okimoto's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Okimoto families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okimoto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okimoto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okimoto. 20% of Okimoto men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Okimoto women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okimoto were Fisherman and Cook. .

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Fisherman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Helper
    29%
  • Servant
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Cook
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Okimoto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okimoto 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 Okimoto. 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 395 military records available for the last name Okimoto. For the veterans among your Okimoto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okimoto lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Okimoto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Okimoto in 1960 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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