Funai Family History

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Funai Name Meaning

Japanese: written with the characters for ‘boat’ and ‘well’, the name is more common in western Japan. It may possibly derive from the city of Funai, formerly the capital of Bungo (now Oita prefecture), but the city’s name is written with characters meaning ‘seat of government’.

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

Similar surnames: Fukui, Uno, Dunay, Muni, Budai, Funt, Mukai, Fujii, Sugai, Funari

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Funai Family Origin

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Funai Family Occupations

What did your Funai ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Concrete Mixer Driver and Fish Fryer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Funai. 50% of Funai men worked as a Concrete Mixer Driver and 25% of Funai women worked as a Fish Fryer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Funai were First Chip Shop Assistant and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Concrete Mixer Driver
  • First Chip Shop Assistant

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Fish Fryer
  • Railway Clerk (senior)
  • Railway Ticket Sorter
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Funai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 693 census records available for the last name Funai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Funai 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Funai. 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 193 military records available for the last name Funai. For the veterans among your Funai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Funai Life Expectancy

What is the average Funai lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Funai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Funai in 1953 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Funai

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Funai 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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