Otani Family History

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Otani Name Meaning

(Otani): ‘large valley’; mostly found in western Japan. Another pronunciation, Oya, is found in eastern Japan. (Otani): ‘small valley’; this is more usually pronounced Kotani or Koya; all three forms are from western Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Tani, Ota, Otake, Osaki, Tan, Okano, Tano, Ozaki, Tanji, Ogan

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Otani Family Origin

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Otani Family Occupations

What did your Otani ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Otani.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman

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

Otani Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Otani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otani census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Otani. 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 Card

There are 600 military records available for the last name Otani. For the veterans among your Otani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Otani Life Expectancy

What is the average Otani lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Otani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Otani in 1959 was 60, and 87 in 2004.

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