Wada Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘harmonious rice paddy’ (an older, formerly more common reading was Nigita, with a meaning similar to that of Yoshida). One powerful daimyo family, descended from the Taira through the Miura family, supported the Minamoto against the Taira in the 12th century. They took their name from the village of Wada in the Miura Peninsula.

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


Similar surnames: Sada, Tada, Hada, Sawada, Ueda, Wang, Dada, Sawa, Wade, Vajda

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Wada Family Origin

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Wada Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • County Clerk

    25%
  • Drives Ice Wagon

    25%
  • Works Lumber Yard

    25%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wada family was Works Lumber Yard. Carpenter, County Clerk and Drives Ice Wagon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wada. The most common Wada occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Wada's were Carpenters.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Wada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Wada in 1943 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wada

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