Oba Name Meaning

Japanese (Oba): meaning ‘large garden’, the name is found mostly in the Ryukyu Islands. One family of samurai by this name lived in Sagami (now part of Kanagawa prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Ota, Oda, Koba, Baba, Obi, Oka, Ida, Oza, Ba, Juba

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Oba Family Origin

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Oba Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    50%
  • Telegraph Operator

    50%

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In 1880, the most common Oba occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Oba's were Laborers. Laborer and Telegraph Operator were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Oba.

Source: Census data for Oba | Data not to scale

Oba Historical Records

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Oba Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Oba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Oba in 1963 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oba

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