Nagai Family History

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Nagai Name Meaning

Japanese: written in either of two ways, both with characters meaning ‘long’ and ‘well’. Bearers of either version of the name appear to be descended from either the Saito or Miura families. This name is now also established in Hawaii.

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


Similar surnames: Kawai, Nagano, Nagao, Yagi, Nagar, Nagi, Arai, Nakai, Nakao, Aga

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Nagai Family Origin

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Nagai Family Occupations

What did your Nagai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nagai. 13% of Nagai men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Nagai women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nagai were Bookkeeper and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Laborer
    5%

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

Nagai Historical Records

What Nagai family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nagai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nagai 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Nagai. 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 711 military records available for the last name Nagai. For the veterans among your Nagai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nagai Life Expectancy

What is the average Nagai lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nagai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Nagai in 1955 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nagai

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nagai 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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