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Okita Surname Meaning

Japanese:: written 沖田 ‘rice paddy (fronting the) open sea’. It is mainly found in west-central Japan. It can also be written phonetically 小喜田. (Ōkita): written 大北 ‘great north’.

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


Similar surnames: Kita, Morita, Ota, Tomita, Okuda, Maita, Kida, Okada, Arita, Yokota

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Where is the Okita family from?

You can see how Okita families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okita family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Okita families living in Hawaii. This was about 35% of all the recorded Okita's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Okita families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okita surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okita ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okita. 24% of Okita men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Okita women worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laberor
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 521 census records available for the last name Okita. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okita 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 Okita. 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 280 military records available for the last name Okita. For the veterans among your Okita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okita lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Okita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Okita in 1960 was 62, and 93 in 2004.

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