Furukawa Family History

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Furukawa Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘old river’; found throughout Japan. Descended from the Minamoto, Nitta, and northern Fujiwara families. A common alternate reading is Kogawa; both are later variants of the ancient name Koga.

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

Similar surnames: Fujikawa, Kurokawa, Fukuhara, Furuya, Morikawa, Fukuda, Ichikawa

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Furukawa Family Origin

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Furukawa Family Occupations

What did your Furukawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Furukawa. 21% of Furukawa men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Furukawa women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furukawa were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Dressmaker
  • Maid
  • Housewife

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

Furukawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Furukawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furukawa 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 Furukawa. 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 542 military records available for the last name Furukawa. For the veterans among your Furukawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furukawa Life Expectancy

What is the average Furukawa lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Furukawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Furukawa in 1951 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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