Yamakawa Family History

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Yamakawa Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘mountain river’, listed in the Shinsen shojiroku and found mostly in western Japan, though the entire country is filled with mountains and rivers. An alternative pronunciation is Yamagawa.

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

Similar surnames: Arakawa, Yamamura, Hayakawa, Yamanaka, Maekawa, Ishikawa, Sakata

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Yamakawa Family Origin

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Yamakawa Family Occupations

What did your Yamakawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Yamakawa.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Yamakawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 291 census records available for the last name Yamakawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yamakawa 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Yamakawa. 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 112 military records available for the last name Yamakawa. For the veterans among your Yamakawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yamakawa Life Expectancy

What is the average Yamakawa lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Yamakawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Yamakawa in 1968 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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