Wada Family History

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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

What did your Wada ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Carpenter

  • County Clerk

  • Drives Ice Wagon

  • Works Lumber Yard


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Wada Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wada 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 Wada. 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 Wada. For the veterans among your Wada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wada Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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