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Oku Name Meaning

Japanese: usually written 奥 ‘interior’ but also 屋 ‘roof’ or ‘shop’ or 億 ‘myriad’. It can also be written phonetically such as 於久 or 邑久. West African (Nigeria and Ghana): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Ku, Ou, Oki, Okun, Oka, Oke, Ok, Lu, Qiu, Yu

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Where is the Oku family from?

You can see how Oku families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oku family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Oku families living in California. This was about 41% of all the recorded Oku's in USA. California had the highest population of Oku families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oku surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oku ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Gardener was the top reported job for people in the USA named Oku. 36% of Oku men worked as a Gardener. .

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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

  • Gardener
    36%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
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Census Records

There are 483 census records available for the last name Oku. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oku 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 978 immigration records available for the last name Oku. 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 716 military records available for the last name Oku. For the veterans among your Oku ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oku lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Oku life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Oku in 1962 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

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