Tanaka Family History

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Tanaka Name Meaning

Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘center of the rice paddy’. One of the ten most common surnames, it is particularly frequent around the city of Osaka, and is also found in the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku, but the surname is borne by many unrelated families.

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


Similar surnames: Tanabe, Tamaki, Tagawa, Tabata, Takata, Sakata, Takenaka, Nonaka

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Tanaka Family Origin

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Tanaka Family Occupations

What did your Tanaka ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chick Sexer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tanaka. 17% of Tanaka men worked as a Chick Sexer and 50% of Tanaka women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tanaka were Fireman Ss Wheelsman 7826 995534 and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chick Sexer
    17%
  • Clerk Of Japanese Business House
    17%
  • Commercial Travelle Textile Goods
    17%
  • Fireman Ss Wheelsman 7826 995534
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Waitress
    50%

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

Tanaka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Tanaka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanaka 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Tanaka. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tanaka. For the veterans among your Tanaka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanaka Life Expectancy

What is the average Tanaka lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Tanaka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tanaka in 1941 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tanaka

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