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Osaki Family History

Osaki Name Meaning

Japanese (Osaki): ‘great cape’; a name found mostly in eastern Japan. An older family is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku, and an apparently later family, descended from the Minamoto clan, took the name from their residence in Shimosa (now part of Chiba prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Saeki, Sakai, Ozaki, Araki, Saiki, Aki, Osada, Oki, Sasaki, Otake

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Where is the Osaki family from?

You can see how Osaki families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Osaki family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Osaki families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Osaki families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Osaki's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Osaki families in 1911.
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What did your Osaki ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Hand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Osaki. 25% of Osaki men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Osaki women worked as a Farm Hand. Some less common occupations for Americans named Osaki were Clerk and Servant. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Hand
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Servant
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Osaki. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Osaki 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Osaki. 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 446 military records available for the last name Osaki. For the veterans among your Osaki ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Osaki lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Osaki life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Osaki in 1957 was 42, and 78 in 2003.

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