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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In 1940, Laborer and Barber were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oba. 24% of Oba men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Oba women worked as a Barber. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oba were Gardener and Merchant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Barber
  • Farmer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Barber
  • Cannery Worker
  • Housemaid
  • Merchant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Oba Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 950 census records available for the last name Oba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oba 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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Draft Card

There are 302 military records available for the last name Oba. For the veterans among your Oba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oba Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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