History of your Surname
Get access to Oko family records.Start a free trial

Oko Family History

Oko Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from oko ‘eye’. West African (Nigeria): Igbo name from a short form of a male personal name like Okonkwo which is based on a word meaning ‘male’. Compare Okoh . West African (Ghana): from a male personal name found among the Ga people denoting a male twin. Compare Okoh . Central African (Congo): unexplained. Japanese: written 尾古 ‘lower slope’ and ‘ancient’. Japanese (Okō): written 大后 ‘great queen’ or 尾幸 ‘lower slope’ and ‘happy’ or 岡豊 ‘hill’ and ‘abundant’.7: Japanese (Ōko): written 往古 ‘chase’ and ‘ancient’.8: Japanese (Ōkō): written 往光 ‘chase’ and ‘shine’.

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

Similar surnames: Ko, Ono, Oki, Okon, Omo, Oka, Oke, Ok, Ku, Cho

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Oko family from?

You can see how Oko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oko family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Oko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Oko families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Oko's in USA. New York had the highest population of Oko families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oko. 78% of Oko men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Oko women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oko were Proprietor and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Oko | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Packer
  • Typist
  • Housewife
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Oko family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 835 census records available for the last name Oko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oko census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Oko

Passenger Lists

There are 325 immigration records available for the last name Oko. 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.

View all Oko immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Oko military records

You've only scratched the surface of Oko family history

Discover More

What is the average Oko lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Oko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Oko in 1953 was 42, and 72 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oko

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Oko family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Oko last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial