Kagawa Family History

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Kagawa Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘fragrant river’; held by two families, one from Kagawa in Sagami (now Kanagawa prefecture), descended from the Kamakura branch of the Taira clan. The other family originated in Kagawa in Aki (now part of Hiroshima prefecture). In Okinawa, the name is written with characters meaning ‘deer river’.

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


Similar surnames: Tagawa, Nagata, Ogawa, Kawata, Haga, Kataoka, Sakata, Sazama, Sawada

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Kagawa Family Origin

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Kagawa Family Occupations

What did your Kagawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kagawa. 24% of Kagawa men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Kagawa women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kagawa were Carpenter and Farm Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Proprietor
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    45%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    23%

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

Kagawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kagawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kagawa 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kagawa. 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 393 military records available for the last name Kagawa. For the veterans among your Kagawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kagawa Life Expectancy

What is the average Kagawa lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kagawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kagawa in 1963 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

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