Okawa Family History

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Okawa Name Meaning

Japanese (Okawa): ‘large river’; the name is found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Ozawa, Okada, Okuma, Ogawa, Kawai, Okuda, Sawa, Hokama, Okabe, Okura

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Okawa Family Origin

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Okawa Family Occupations

What did your Okawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Okawa. 29% of Okawa men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Okawa women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okawa were Gardener and Dress Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Dress Maker

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

Okawa Historical Records

What Okawa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 672 census records available for the last name Okawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okawa 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Okawa. 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 438 military records available for the last name Okawa. For the veterans among your Okawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Okawa Life Expectancy

What is the average Okawa lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Okawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Okawa in 1959 was 41, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Okawa 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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