Morikawa Family History

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Morikawa Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘forest river’; mostly found in western Japan and the island of Okinawa. One daimyo family of Owari (now part of Aichi prefecture) descended from the Minamoto clan through the Sasaki.

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


Similar surnames: Moriyama, Ishikawa, Morioka, Ichikawa, Yoshikawa, Maekawa, Fujikawa

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Morikawa Family Origin

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Morikawa Family Occupations

What did your Morikawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Morikawa. 28% of Morikawa men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Morikawa women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morikawa were Farming and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%

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

Morikawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Morikawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morikawa 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 Morikawa. 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 548 military records available for the last name Morikawa. For the veterans among your Morikawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morikawa Life Expectancy

What is the average Morikawa lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Morikawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Morikawa in 1947 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morikawa ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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