Oda Name Meaning

Japanese: common place name and surname throughout Japan, meaning ‘small rice paddy’. A less common but more famous Oda name, written with characters meaning ‘woven rice paddy’ (i.e. fields laid out evenly as woven cloth), was borne by the family of the famous conqueror Oda Nobunaga (1534–1582). Their name is taken from two Shinto shrines in Fukui prefecture; so an added meaning would be ‘august rice paddy’, denoting respect shown to a shrine’s property.

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

Similar surnames: Toda, Noda, Ota, Ida, Goda, Soda, Ueda, Oba, Boda, Noya

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Oda Family Occupations

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In 1921, Miner was the top reported job for people in the CA named Oda. 34% of Oda men worked as a Miner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Miner
  • Fisherman
  • Student

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Oda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Oda in 1955 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

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