Kawabata Family History

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Kawabata Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘side or bank of the river’; written two ways, with two different characters for kawa ‘river’. One family is descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Saionji family; the other from the Sasaki family. The name is also found in Okinawa Island.

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

Similar surnames: Kawakami, Kawahara, Kawai, Kawata, Kagawa, Kawamura, Kawano, Kawamoto

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Kawabata Family Origin

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Kawabata Family Occupations

What did your Kawabata ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cleaner In Kitchens and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kawabata. 50% of Kawabata men worked as a Cleaner In Kitchens

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cleaner In Kitchens
  • Pd Dom Duties

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Kawabata Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 488 census records available for the last name Kawabata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kawabata 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 Kawabata. 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 231 military records available for the last name Kawabata. For the veterans among your Kawabata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kawabata Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Kawabata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kawabata in 1961 was 54, and 77 in 2003.

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