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Ishii Name Meaning

Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘rock well’, also with characters meaning ‘resides in a rocky place’; the latter is the original meaning. Mostly found in Chiba prefecture and the Tokyo area, it is related to the name Iwai, which has a similar meaning. The name originated variously: in Shimotsuke (now Tochigi prefecture), from the Utsunomiya branch of the northern Fujiwara, who dwelt there; from a branch of the Taira clan in Musashi (now Tokyo and Saitama prefectures); and others. Bearers of the name Ishii are also found in the northeast, around the Inland Sea, and in the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Ishida, Imai, Iwai, Shi, Oishi, Seki, Shan, Nishi, Iseri, Tsuji

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Ishii Family Origin

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Ishii Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ishii. 15% of Ishii men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Ishii women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ishii were Truck Driver and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

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

Ishii Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ishii. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ishii 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Ishii. 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 937 military records available for the last name Ishii. For the veterans among your Ishii ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ishii Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Ishii life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ishii in 1946 was 38, and 89 in 2004.

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