Yamaoka Family History

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Yamaoka Name Meaning

Japanese: topographic and habitational name meaning ‘mountain hill’; it is found chiefly in western Japan. Bearers from a district in Yamato (now Nara prefecture) are of Minamoto origin, while those from Omi (now Shiga prefecture) descend from the Ban family.

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

Similar surnames: Yamanaka, Kataoka, Yamamura, Yamane, Hiraoka, Yamazaki, Yamagata

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Yamaoka Family Origin

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Yamaoka Family Occupations

What did your Yamaoka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yamaoka. 16% of Yamaoka men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Yamaoka women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yamaoka were Cane Carrier and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Assistant Head Waiter
  • Cane Carrier

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Sales Girl
  • Servant

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

Yamaoka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 675 census records available for the last name Yamaoka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yamaoka 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 Yamaoka. 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 293 military records available for the last name Yamaoka. For the veterans among your Yamaoka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yamaoka Life Expectancy

What is the average Yamaoka lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Yamaoka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Yamaoka in 1959 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yamaoka

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yamaoka ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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