Ogawa Family History

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Ogawa Name Meaning

Japanese: common place name and surname throughout Japan, written with characters meaning ‘small river’; it is sometimes pronounced Kogawa.

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


Similar surnames: Ozawa, Ogata, Okawa, Okada, Sawa, Tagawa, Kagawa, Ohara, Obara, Oyama

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Ogawa Family Origin

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Ogawa Family Occupations

What did your Ogawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ogawa. 28% of Ogawa men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ogawa women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ogawa were Clerk and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Saleslady
    8%

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

Ogawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ogawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogawa 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ogawa. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ogawa. For the veterans among your Ogawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ogawa Life Expectancy

What is the average Ogawa lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ogawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ogawa in 1961 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ogawa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ogawa 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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