Oja Name Meaning

Finnish: from oja ‘ditch’, a habitational name from a farm so named for its situation. This name occurs chiefly in western Finland and can be traced back to the 15th century. In America, it may also be an abbreviation of Ojala.

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


Similar surnames: Ota, Oda, Oza, Ola, Cota, Ott, Oba, Pla, Aga, Oka

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Oja Family Origin

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Oja Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oja. 18% of Oja men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Oja women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oja were Farm Laborer and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    14%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%

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

Oja Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 901 military records available for the last name Oja. For the veterans among your Oja ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oja Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Oja life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oja in 1951 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

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