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Ono Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘small field’; variously written, mostly found in western Japan. In its Romanized form, the surname is often confused with Ono, which means ‘large field’ and is also a common place name and surname throughout Japan and in the Ryukyu Islands. Some bearers of the surname are descended from the Minamoto. Ono is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: Uno, Yano, No, Oda, Kono, Oba, Aro, Seo, Cho, Omo

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Where is the Ono family from?

You can see how Ono families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ono family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ono families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Ono family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ono's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Ono families in 1880.
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What did your Ono ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ono. 21% of Ono men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Ono women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ono were Clerk and 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Servant
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ono. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ono 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ono. 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 Ono. For the veterans among your Ono ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ono lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ono life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ono in 1946 was 39, and 85 in 2004.

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