Arakawa Family History

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Arakawa Name Meaning

Japanese: topographic name meaning literally ‘wild river’, probably referring to the Arakawa River, which drains the Kanto Plain into Tokyo Bay. There are other rivers of the same name. This surname is mostly found in eastern Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Yamakawa, Hayakawa, Kurokawa, Araya, Arata, Okawa, Araki, Maekawa

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Arakawa Family Origin

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Arakawa Family Occupations

What did your Arakawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arakawa. 31% of Arakawa men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Arakawa women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arakawa were Coproprietor and Trimmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Coproprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
  • Laborer
  • Waitress
  • Trimmer

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

Arakawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arakawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arakawa 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 Arakawa. 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 457 military records available for the last name Arakawa. For the veterans among your Arakawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arakawa Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Arakawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Arakawa in 1958 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

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