Nakai Family History

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Nakai Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘central well’; it originated in Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture), and is also found in the island of Okinawa. Navajo name for someone from Mexico.

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

Similar surnames: Nakao, Takai, Sakai, Kai, Takagi, Aki, Kawai, Nakata, Nagai, Maki

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Nakai Family Origin

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Nakai Family Occupations

What did your Nakai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nakai. 24% of Nakai men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Nakai women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nakai were Truck Driver and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Dressmaker
  • Weaver
  • Waitress

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

Nakai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nakai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nakai 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 Nakai. 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 438 military records available for the last name Nakai. For the veterans among your Nakai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nakai Life Expectancy

What is the average Nakai lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nakai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Nakai in 1959 was 71, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nakai 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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