Kato Family History

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Kato Name Meaning

Japanese (Kato): variously written; most bearers descend from the Fujiwara of Kaga (Kaga no Fujiwara). Kaga is now part of Ishikawa prefecture. Mostly found along the southeastern seaboard and in the Ryukyu Islands. One family was daimyo of Hizen (now Nagasaki prefecture). Hungarian (Kató): from a pet form of the female personal name Katalin (see Catherine).

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

Similar surnames: Kano, Kata, Sato, Katko, Mato, Dato, Kats, Barto, Kara, Baro

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Kato Family Origin

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Kato Family Occupations

What did your Kato ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Artist and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kato. 13% of Kato men worked as an Artist and 80% of Kato women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kato were Journeyman Tailor and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Artist
  • Director Of Minimate Co
  • Handyman
  • Journeyman Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties (unpaid)

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

Kato Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kato 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Kato. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kato. For the veterans among your Kato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kato Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kato in 1957 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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