Obi Name Meaning

Japanese: written with characters meaning ‘small tail’, the name could possibly mean ‘sash’ as well. It is not common in Japan, and could be habitational, from a castle in Hyuga (now Miyazaki prefecture), though the castle’s name was written with different characters.

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


Similar surnames: Oki, Oba, Nii, Ori, Ota, Bodi, Rubi, Chi, Orr, Ott

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Obi Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Obi occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Obi's were Farmers.

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Between 1968 and 2002, in the United States, Obi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Obi in 1968 was 55, and 59 in 2002.

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