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Oh Family History

Oh Name Meaning
Korean (O): historically, there were two Chinese characters for the O surname, but by the late Koryo period (14th century ad), one of them had disappeared. Some records indicate that there are as many as 210 different clans for the remaining character, but only sixteen can be positively documented. All sixteen of these clans originate from the same ancestor, O Ch’om, who migrated to Korea from China during the reign of Shilla’s King Chijung (500–514 ad). Oh is a common surname throughout Korea.Japanese: Romanization of O ‘king’, the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese surname Wang. It is mostly borne by Japanese of Chinese descent or Chinese long-term residents in Japan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

106,131 Historical Documents with Oh on Ancestry.com
82,360 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,172 Military Records
2,659 Immigration Records
6,689 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Oh Families

  • Number of Oh families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Oh families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Oh last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Oh Family Origin

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Oh Immigration Information

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Oh Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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