Onishi Family History

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Onishi Name Meaning

Japanese (Onishi): ‘great west’; a habitational name taken from a village in Awa (now Tokushima prefecture) by members of the Ogasawara family, who were of Minamoto descent. The name is also found on Okinawa Island.

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

Similar surnames: Konishi, Oishi, Nishi, Ouchi, Ohashi, Kishi, Niemi, Knight, Sinisi

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Onishi Family Origin

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Onishi Family Occupations

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Onishi Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 815 census records available for the last name Onishi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Onishi 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

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Onishi Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Onishi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Onishi in 1952 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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