Oh Name Meaning

Korean (O): historically, there were two Chinese characters for the O surname, but by the late Koryo period (14th century ad), one of them had disappeared. Some records indicate that there are as many as 210 different clans for the remaining character, but only sixteen can be positively documented. All sixteen of these clans originate from the same ancestor, O Ch’om, who migrated to Korea from China during the reign of Shilla’s King Chijung (500–514 ad). Oh is a common surname throughout Korea. Japanese: Romanization of O ‘king’, the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese surname Wang. It is mostly borne by Japanese of Chinese descent or Chinese long-term residents in Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Yoh, Im, Ou, Lu, Oe, Toh, Qi, Du, Che, O

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Oh Family Origin

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Oh Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Oh. 60% of Oh men worked as a Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Cook

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Oh Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Oh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Oh in 1964 was 84, and 65 in 2004.

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