Okane Family History

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Okane Name Meaning

Japanese (Okane): ‘great deity’; this is a rare surname in Japan. In America it could be a shortening of the Okinawan surname Okaneku, which is written (apparently phonetically) with characters meaning ‘great’ or ‘combine’ and ‘long time’.

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

Similar surnames: Otake, Okabe, Kano, Kase, Kang, O'kane, Okawa, Doane, Kane, Okano

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Okane Family Origin

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Okane Family Occupations

What did your Okane ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Okane. 12% of Okane men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Okane women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okane were Truck Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • At Home
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Okane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Okane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okane 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Okane. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Okane. For the veterans among your Okane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Okane Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Okane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Okane in 1945 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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