Kawata Family History

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Kawata Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘rice paddy near the river’; the version of this name written with the more common character for ‘river’ is found in the Tokyo and Osaka areas; the version with the traditional character for ‘river’ is found mostly in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Nakata, Nagata, Arata, Kawano, Sakata, Kurata, Kawai, Tabata, Sawada

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Kawata Family Origin

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Kawata Family Occupations

What did your Kawata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kawata. 29% of Kawata men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer

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

Kawata Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 778 census records available for the last name Kawata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kawata 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kawata. 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 356 military records available for the last name Kawata. For the veterans among your Kawata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kawata Life Expectancy

What is the average Kawata lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Kawata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Kawata in 1963 was 45, and 82 in 2003.

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