Arita Family History

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Arita Name Meaning

Japanese: written with characters meaning ‘has’ or ‘owns’ and ‘rice paddy’, the actual meaning could be ‘rice paddy of ants’. It is a habitational name most common west-central Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Arata, Arima, Morita, Araya, Aita, Ariza, Kita, Marina, Ritt, Carota

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Arita Family Origin

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Arita Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arita. 35% of Arita men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Arita women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arita were Stevedore and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer
  • Stevedore

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper

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

Arita Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arita. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arita 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 Arita. 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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Draft Card

There are 356 military records available for the last name Arita. For the veterans among your Arita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arita Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Arita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Arita in 1962 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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