Morioka Family History

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Morioka Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘forest hill’; mostly found in western Japan and the island of Okinawa. One family of Satsuma (now Kagoshima prefecture) was samurai. A few bearers may have taken the name of the city of Morioka, in Iwate prefecture in the far north, which is written with characters meaning ‘prosperous hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Morita, Fujioka, Muraoka, Soroka, Merida, Torok, Soria, Moring, Morro

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Morioka Family Origin

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Morioka Family Occupations

What did your Morioka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Morioka. 14% of Morioka men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Morioka women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morioka were Carpenters Helper and Trimmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenters Helper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housemaid
  • Trimmer

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

Morioka Historical Records

What Morioka family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 786 census records available for the last name Morioka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morioka 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 Morioka. 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 424 military records available for the last name Morioka. For the veterans among your Morioka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Morioka Life Expectancy

What is the average Morioka lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Morioka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Morioka in 1962 was 75, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Morioka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Morioka 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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