Arai Family History

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Arai Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, usually with characters meaning ‘new well’; the original meaning is ‘new residence’. It is also written with characters pronounced as Imai, and is found in eastern Japan, especially in Saitama prefecture.

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


Similar surnames: Araki, Imai, Iwai, Asai, Rai, Kral, Karas, Barak, Rao, Arne

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Arai Family Origin

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Arai Family Occupations

What did your Arai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cane Flumer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arai. 17% of Arai men worked as a Cane Flumer and 50% of Arai women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arai were Carpenter and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Cane Flumer
    17%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Mill Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%

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

Arai Historical Records

What Arai family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 891 census records available for the last name Arai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arai 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Arai. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 549 military records available for the last name Arai. For the veterans among your Arai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arai Life Expectancy

What is the average Arai lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Arai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Arai in 1964 was 83, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arai

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arai ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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