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Toyama Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘abundant mountains’; found mostly in eastern Japan. The same characters are pronounced Tomiyama in the Ryukyu Islands. The same name, written with characters meaning ‘outer mountain’ (and sometimes read Sotoyama), is less common. Many bearers of all versions of the name have samurai or noble connections. Yet another name, properly Romanized Toyama, means ‘far mountain’. The name is taken from a village in Shinano (now Nagano prefecture) and is found in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Oyama, Aoyama, Koyama, Okuma, Toda, Hokama, Toma, Kodama, Noya

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Toyama Family Origin

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Toyama Family Occupations

What did your Toyama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toyama. 34% of Toyama men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Toyama women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toyama were Gardener and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Yardman
    7%
  • Gardener
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Maid
    12%

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

Toyama Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Toyama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toyama 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 Toyama. 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 641 military records available for the last name Toyama. For the veterans among your Toyama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Toyama Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Toyama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Toyama in 1962 was 86, and 73 in 2004.

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