Koga Family History

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Koga Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘old river’; variously written, with one ancient variant of imperial descent pronounced Kuga; other alternate readings are Furukawa or Kogawa and are derived from a village named Koga in Shimosa (now Chiba prefecture). The most common Koga name is mostly found in Kyushu, and is descended from the Takeda family. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Soga, Koba, Haga, Toda, Koda, Kosa, Loga, Noya, Hoga, Hora

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Koga Family Origin

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Koga Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koga. 19% of Koga men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Koga women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koga were Salesman and Barber

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Helper
  • Housekeeper
  • Barber

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

Koga Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Koga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koga 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Koga. 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 833 military records available for the last name Koga. For the veterans among your Koga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Koga Life Expectancy

What is the average Koga lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Koga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Koga in 1961 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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