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Hata Name Meaning

Japanese: written 秦 also phonetically 羽田 羽太 波田 ハ多 and so forth. It is the name of an ancient clan descended from the family and followers of Yuzuki no Kimi a Korean prince who claimed descent from Qin Shihuangdi Emperor of China (259–210 BC). Many of these followers were skilled silk producers and weavers; they were therefore given the name Hata meaning ‘loom’. Listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku the name is related etymologically to Hattori ‘clothing guild’. Actually the character 秦 pronounced qin (or ch’in) in Chinese has nothing to do with weaving; it means ‘flourishing rice plants’. As the name of the first clan to conquer and unify the rest of China it is the source of the name China. It is likely that the reading hata was arbitrarily applied by the newly literate Japanese to the character qin because the newly arrived weavers claimed Qin clan connections or at least were perceived as being ‘Chinese’. Also sometimes pronounced Hada .

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

Similar surnames: Hada, Haga, Hara, Hatt, Hall, Sawa, Hain, Kata, Lata, Tata

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You can see how Hata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hata family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Hata families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Hata families living in London. This was about 56% of all the recorded Hata's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hata families in 1891.
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What did your Hata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hata. 25% of Hata men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hata women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hata were Salesman and Teacher. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Foreman
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Servant
  • Farm Help
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hata. 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 Cards

There are 810 military records available for the last name Hata. For the veterans among your Hata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hata lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hata in 1963 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

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