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 Origin

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Oda Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    77%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeps House

    8%
  • Tie Maker

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Oda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 77% of Oda's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oda. A less common occupation for the Oda family was Tie Maker.

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Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oda

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