Type Surname (from location)
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Contributor Contrib.cutenose on 2/4/2016
Last Editor EditorSofia on 9/8/2018
From oja meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways. The oldest record of the family name is from the 15th century.