Imai Family History

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Imai Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘new residence’, but mostly written with characters meaning ‘new well’; also written with other characters, pronounced Arai, with the same meanings. Several families of Minamoto descent and one from the Sasaki line originated in villages of this name. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Iwai, Arai, Iha, Rai, Maki, Imam, Maia, Hai, Ismail, Ma

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Imai Family Origin

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Imai Family Occupations

What did your Imai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Imai. 12% of Imai men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Imai women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Imai were Proprietor and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Helper
  • Housekeeper

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

Imai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Imai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imai 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Imai. 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 918 military records available for the last name Imai. For the veterans among your Imai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Imai Life Expectancy

What is the average Imai lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Imai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Imai in 1957 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Imai

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