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Oki Name Meaning

Japanese:: written 沖 ‘offing’. It is a very old surname which is a component of the name of the island of Okinawa as well as of the Oki Islands north of Shimane prefecture (though the latter is written phonetically 隠岐). (Ōki): written 大木 ‘large tree’. Surname of a samurai family of Hizen (now Nagasaki prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Obi, Aki, Aoki, Ota, Ike, Chi, Oka, Ki, Ott, Oen

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Where is the Oki family from?

You can see how Oki families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oki family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Oki families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 29 Oki families living in Hawaii. This was about 45% of all the recorded Oki's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Oki families in 1920.
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What did your Oki ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oki. 23% of Oki men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Oki women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oki were Foreman and Waitress. .

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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
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    30%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oki. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oki 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Oki. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Oki. For the veterans among your Oki ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oki lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Oki life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Oki in 1962 was 55, and 73 in 2003.

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