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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 called with this word as for example Arata in Piedmont. Japanese: written 荒田 ‘wild rice paddy’. It is found in the Ryūkyū Islands and listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Another version is 新田 ‘new rice paddy’ but this name is more usually pronounced Nitta or Shinden in Japan proper. All three names are found in western Japan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Arata family from?

You can see how Arata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arata family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Arata families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 56 Arata families living in California. This was about 27% of all the recorded Arata's in USA. California had the highest population of Arata families in 1880.
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What did your Arata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Arata. 13% of Arata men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Arata women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arata were Farmer and Saleslady. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arata. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arata. For the veterans among your Arata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arata lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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