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Oyama Surname Meaning

Japanese:: written 小山 ‘small mountain’. Another common pronunciation is Koyama ; both are found throughout Japan. One family is descended from Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century) of the northern branch of the Fujiwara clan. (Ōyama): written 大山 ‘large mountain’. It is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Some bearers have samurai connections.

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

Similar surnames: Koyama, Toyama, Aoyama, Ohara, Okuma, Ozawa, Ojala, Okada, Obara

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Where is the Oyama family from?

You can see how Oyama families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oyama family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Oyama families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 45 Oyama families living in Hawaii. This was about 45% of all the recorded Oyama's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Oyama families in 1920.
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What did your Oyama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oyama. 29% of Oyama men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Oyama women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oyama were Proprietor and Packer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Packer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Oyama. 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 725 military records available for the last name Oyama. For the veterans among your Oyama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oyama lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Oyama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Oyama in 1948 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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