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Okubo Name Meaning

Japanese (Okubo): from a place name meaning ‘large hollow’, which is common in Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. This is a frequent surname in Japan and was taken by several samurai families.

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


Similar surnames: Kubo, Okuma, Kuno, Kuba, Okura, Okuda, Okino, Kubota, Kano, Suko

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Where is the Okubo family from?

You can see how Okubo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okubo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Okubo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 24 Okubo families living in Hawaii. This was about 39% of all the recorded Okubo's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Okubo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okubo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okubo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Okubo. 21% of Okubo men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Okubo women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okubo were Carpenter and Proprietor.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Okubo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okubo 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 Okubo. 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 691 military records available for the last name Okubo. For the veterans among your Okubo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okubo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Okubo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Okubo in 1962 was 82, and 61 in 2004.

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