O Name Meaning

Variant of Korean and Chinese Oh.

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


Similar surnames: U, Ho, Jo, To, Ko, Do, Oh, Lo, Po, Ow

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O Family Origin

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O Family Occupations

What did your O ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Porter and Sigar Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O. The most common O occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 40% of O's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the O family was Works In Glass Fact..

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  • Carpenter

    40%
  • Porter

    20%
  • Sigar Merchant

    20%
  • Works In Glass Fact.

    20%

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O Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name O. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name O. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name O. For the veterans among your O ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O Life Expectancy

What is the average O lifespan?

Between 1977 and 2004, in the United States, O life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for O in 1977 was 38, and 88 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your O ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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