Azuma Family History

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Azuma Name Meaning

Japanese: an archaic word used to mean ‘east’, originally applied to the fifteen northern and eastern provinces of Japan. According to legend, the hero Prince Yamatotakeru, on his mission to conquer the eastern barbarians, was badly homesick and cried ‘Azuma wa ya!’ (‘Oh, my wife!’) when he viewed the Kanto Plain from a high pass, and this incident gave the name to the region. The family name is most commonly written with the character for ‘east’ (higashi), but some families write it using different characters phonetically. The name Azuma is found mostly in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, while the name Higashi is more common along the southeastern seaboard.

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

Similar surnames: Izumi, Okuma, Sazama, Arima, Azua, Zima, Azure, Ahuja, Saum, Ashman

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Azuma Family Origin

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Azuma Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Azuma. 31% of Azuma men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Cook
  • Student

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer

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

Azuma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 244 census records available for the last name Azuma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Azuma 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Azuma. 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 149 military records available for the last name Azuma. For the veterans among your Azuma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Azuma Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Azuma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Azuma in 1964 was 82, and 76 in 2004.

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