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Ogawa Name Meaning

Japanese: common place name and surname throughout Japan, written with characters meaning ‘small river’; it is sometimes pronounced Kogawa.

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


Similar surnames: Ozawa, Ogata, Okawa, Okada, Sawa, Tagawa, Kagawa, Ohara, Obara, Oyama

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Ogawa Family Origin

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Ogawa Family Occupations

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Ogawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ogawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogawa 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 Ogawa. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ogawa. For the veterans among your Ogawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ogawa Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ogawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ogawa in 1961 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

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