Oyama Family History

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Oyama Name Meaning

‘small mountain’; another common pronunciation is Koyama. Both are found throughout Japan. One Oyama family is descended from Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century). (Oyama): ‘large mountain’. Some modern bearers have samurai connections, and the name is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: Koyama, Toyama, Aoyama, Ohara, Okuma, Ozawa, Ojala, Okada, Obara

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Oyama Family Origin

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Oyama Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oyama. 29% of Oyama men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Oyama women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oyama were Proprietor and Proprietor

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

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

Oyama Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Oyama. 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 725 military records available for the last name Oyama. For the veterans among your Oyama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oyama Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Oyama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Oyama in 1948 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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