Arata Name Meaning

Italian (northern): topographic name for someone who lived near an area of cultivated land, from (terra) arata ‘cultivated (land)’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Arata in Piedmont. Japanese: rare name, meaning ‘wild rice paddy’ or ‘new rice paddy’, listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku. Characters for the latter meaning tend to be pronounced Nitta or Shinden in Japan proper; the reading Arata is from the Ryukyu Islands. All three versions are found in western Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Araya, Arita, Asato, Nakata, Sakata, Rana, Tabata, Prata, Arai, Mata

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Arata Family Origin

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Arata Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Fruit Dealer


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Arata family was Fruit Dealer. Laborer, Farmer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arata. The most common Arata occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Arata's were Laborers.

Source: Census data for Arata | Data not to scale

Arata Historical Records

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Arata Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Arata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Arata in 1956 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arata

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