Tamura Family History

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Tamura Name Meaning

Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘rice paddy village’; it is especially common in the Kyoto–Osaka region and the northeast. Most bearers descend from Date Muneyoshi (17th century). His mother was a descendant of Shogun Sakanoue Tamuramaro (758–811), who was a descendant of Sino-Korean prince Achi no Omi, who settled in Japan in the late 4th century.

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

Similar surnames: Kimura, Uemura, Tsuda, Imamura, Nomura, Mura, Okamura, Kitamura

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Tamura Family Origin

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Tamura Family Occupations

What did your Tamura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tamura. 18% of Tamura men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Tamura women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tamura were Fisherman and Farm Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Laundress
  • Farm Laborer

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

Tamura Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tamura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tamura 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Tamura. 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 Tamura. For the veterans among your Tamura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tamura Life Expectancy

What is the average Tamura lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Tamura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Tamura in 1951 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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