Nakayama Family History

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Nakayama Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘central mountain’; a common place name, the surname is mostly found in western Japan and on the island of Okinawa. A few bearers descend from the northern Fujiwara clan.

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


Similar surnames: Takayama, Nakazawa, Nakahara, Katayama, Nakata, Nakagawa, Koyama

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Nakayama Family Origin

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Nakayama Family Occupations

What did your Nakayama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nakayama. 28% of Nakayama men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Nakayama women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nakayama were Proprietor and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%

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

Nakayama Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nakayama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nakayama 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Nakayama. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nakayama. For the veterans among your Nakayama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nakayama Life Expectancy

What is the average Nakayama lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nakayama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Nakayama in 1959 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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