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Okuma Family History

Okuma Surname Meaning

Japanese:: written 奥間 ‘interior space’. It is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands. (Ōkuma): written 大熊 ‘large bear’. It is found mostly in eastern Japan. One noble family bearing this name lived in Hizen (now Nagasaki prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Okuda, Okura, Omura, Azuma, Okawa, Ogura, Okubo, Hokama, Tokuda, Kuba

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Where is the Okuma family from?

You can see how Okuma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okuma family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Okuma families living in Hawaii. This was about 55% of all the recorded Okuma's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Okuma families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okuma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okuma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okuma. 34% of Okuma men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Okuma women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okuma were Farm Hand 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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Hand
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Cook
    40%
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Census Records

There are 448 census records available for the last name Okuma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okuma 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 Okuma. 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 193 military records available for the last name Okuma. For the veterans among your Okuma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okuma lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Okuma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Okuma in 1953 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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