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Omura Family History

Omura Name Meaning

Japanese (Ōmura): written 大村 ‘large village’. It is a placename and surname found throughout Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. The name listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku may be taken from a district in Hizen (now Nagasaki prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Mura, Okura, Nomura, Ogura, Omori, Okamura, Okuda, Uemura, Miura

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Where is the Omura family from?

You can see how Omura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Omura family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Omura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 25 Omura families living in California. This was about 42% of all the recorded Omura's in USA. California had the highest population of Omura families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Omura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Omura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Omura. 30% of Omura men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Omura women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Omura were Operator and Helper. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Laundress
    30%
  • Helper
    30%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Omura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Omura 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 Omura. 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 559 military records available for the last name Omura. For the veterans among your Omura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Omura lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Omura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Omura in 1961 was 65, and 81 in 2004.

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