Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsŌkubo, Ohkubo
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Contributor Contrib.TanorFaux on 9/12/2016
From a place name meaning ‘large hollow’, which is common in Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. This is a frequent surname in Japan and was taken by several samurai families, most notably the Ōkubo clan between 16th and 19th century Japan, and bearers today.