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Oda Name Meaning

Japanese: written 小田 ‘small rice paddy’. This is a common placename and surname throughout Japan. A less common but more famous variant written 織田 ‘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 Shintō 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Oda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Oda families living in British Columbia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Oda's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Oda families in 1911.
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What did your Oda ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miner was the top reported job for people in the Canada 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Oda. For the veterans among your Oda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oda lifespan?

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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