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Okura Family History

Okura Name Meaning

Japanese (Okura): ‘large warehouse’; the name is found mostly in western Japan, and is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. There are many unrelated bearers, some with samurai connections, who took the name from places of residence.

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


Similar surnames: Omura, Ogura, Okuda, Okuma, Ohara, Mura, Okada, Okawa, Oka, Tokuda

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Where is the Okura family from?

You can see how Okura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Okura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Okura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 13 Okura families living in Hawaii. This was about 35% of all the recorded Okura's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Okura families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Okura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Okura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Okura. 34% of Okura men worked as a Laborer and 72% of Okura women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okura were Cook and House Maid. .

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Cook
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    72%
  • House Maid
    29%
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Census Records

There are 696 census records available for the last name Okura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okura 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Okura. 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 462 military records available for the last name Okura. For the veterans among your Okura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Okura lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Okura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Okura in 1962 was 81, and 87 in 2004.

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