Okuma Family History

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Okuma Name Meaning

Japanese: it is uncertain whether instances of this name in America are Okuma meaning ‘large bear’, found mostly in eastern Japan, or Okuma, meaning ‘interior space’, found mostly in the Ryukyu Islands. One noble family bearing the former lived in the far west of Japan, in Hizen (now Nagasaki prefecture).

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

Similar surnames: Okuda, Okura, Omura, Azuma, Okawa, Ogura, Okubo, Hokama, Tokuda, Kuba

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Okuma Family Origin

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Okuma Family Occupations

What did your Okuma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Okuma. 34% of Okuma men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Okuma women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Okuma were Farm Hand and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook

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

Okuma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 448 census records available for the last name Okuma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Okuma 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 Okuma. 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 193 military records available for the last name Okuma. For the veterans among your Okuma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Okuma Life Expectancy

What is the average Okuma lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Okuma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Okuma in 1953 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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