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Oba Name Meaning

Japanese (Oba): meaning ‘large garden’, the name is found mostly in the Ryukyu Islands. One family of samurai by this name lived in Sagami (now part of Kanagawa prefecture).

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

Similar surnames: Ota, Oda, Koba, Baba, Obi, Oka, Ida, Oza, Ba, Juba

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Where is the Oba family from?

You can see how Oba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oba family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Oba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Oba families living in New York. This was about 69% of all the recorded Oba's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Oba families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Oba. 50% of Oba men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Painter
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Census Records

There are 950 census records available for the last name Oba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oba 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 Oba. 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 Cards

There are 302 military records available for the last name Oba. For the veterans among your Oba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oba lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Oba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Oba in 1963 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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