Hirai Family History

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Hirai Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘placid well’; a habitational name from Hiraimura in Settsu (now part of Hyogo prefecture). Families bearing this name descend variously from the Fujiwara, Taira, Minamoto, and other clans. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Imai, Hirata, Hara, Hirano, Iwai, Shirai, Hora, Higa, Mira, Sinai

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Hirai Family Origin

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Hirai Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hirai. 28% of Hirai men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Hirai women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hirai were Carpenter and Packer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Packer

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

Hirai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 829 census records available for the last name Hirai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hirai 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 Hirai. 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 489 military records available for the last name Hirai. For the veterans among your Hirai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hirai Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hirai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Hirai in 1959 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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