Oh Name Meaning

Korean (O): historically, there were two Chinese characters for the O surname, but by the late Koryo period (14th century ad), one of them had disappeared. Some records indicate that there are as many as 210 different clans for the remaining character, but only sixteen can be positively documented. All sixteen of these clans originate from the same ancestor, O Ch’om, who migrated to Korea from China during the reign of Shilla’s King Chijung (500–514 ad). Oh is a common surname throughout Korea. Japanese: Romanization of O ‘king’, the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese surname Wang. It is mostly borne by Japanese of Chinese descent or Chinese long-term residents in Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Yoh, Im, Ou, Lu, Oe, Toh, Qi, Du, Che, O

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Oh Family Origin

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Oh Family Occupations

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  • Fur Skin Dresser & Dyer

    100%

In 1881, the most common Oh occupation in the UK was Fur Skin Dresser & Dyer. 100% of Oh's were Fur Skin Dresser & Dyers.

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Between 1964 and 2004, Oh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Oh in 1964 was 84, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oh

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