Shimada Family History

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Shimada Name Meaning

Japanese: meaning ‘island rice paddy’, but not necessarily denoting an island surrounded by water (see Shima). The surname is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku and is found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Shima, Shimoda, Shibata, Ishikawa, Hamada, Shiraki, Sawada, Ishihara

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Shimada Family Origin

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Shimada Family Occupations

What did your Shimada ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Proprietor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shimada. 29% of Shimada men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Shimada women worked as a Proprietor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shimada were Farm Laborer and Farm Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
  • Assistant
  • Laborer
  • Farm Worker

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

Shimada Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shimada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shimada 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 Shimada. 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 794 military records available for the last name Shimada. For the veterans among your Shimada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shimada Life Expectancy

What is the average Shimada lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Shimada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shimada in 1959 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shimada 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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