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Oe Name Meaning

Japanese (Oe): variously written, usually with characters meaning ‘large inlet’; found mostly in western Japan and the Ryukyuan island of Yaeyama. An ancient family of scholars and statesmen, one branch is ancestral to the Mori clan of Choshu (now part of Yamaguchi prefecture). Listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: He, Oh, Ose, Lu, Oki, Oye, Noe, Ge, Oen, Hoe

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Where is the Oe family from?

You can see how Oe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oe family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Oe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Oe families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Oe's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Oe families in 1880.
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What did your Oe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Oe. 60% of Oe men worked as a Laborer.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Oe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 446 immigration records available for the last name Oe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Oe. For the veterans among your Oe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oe lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Oe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Oe in 1971 was 75, and 98 in 2004.

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