Ojala Family History

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Ojala Name Meaning

Finnish: from oja ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways. The oldest record of the family name is from the 15th century.

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

Similar surnames: Oja, Rajala, Perala, Kujala, Scala, Oyama, Vala, Ola, Cala, Ojeda

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Ojala Family Origin

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Ojala Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ojala. 19% of Ojala men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Ojala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ojala were Farm Laborer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher

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

Ojala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ojala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ojala 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ojala. 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 547 military records available for the last name Ojala. For the veterans among your Ojala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ojala Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ojala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ojala in 1951 was 66, and 78 in 2004.

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