Obara Family History

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Obara Name Meaning

Japanese: from a common place name meaning ‘small plain’. Some bearers are descended from the Sasaki or Takeda families. Polish: nickname for an indecisive person, from obarac sie ‘to hesitate or waver’.

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

Similar surnames: Ohara, Bara, Baba, Ozawa, Basa, Tara, Kara, Osada, Bard, Para

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Obara Family Origin

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Obara Family Occupations

What did your Obara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Obara. 25% of Obara men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Obara women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Obara were Farmer and Inspector

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Weaver
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Sewer
  • Inspector

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

Obara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Obara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Obara 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

There are 957 immigration records available for the last name Obara. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 499 military records available for the last name Obara. For the veterans among your Obara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Obara Life Expectancy

What is the average Obara lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Obara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Obara in 1953 was 39, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Obara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Obara ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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