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Hamada Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘seashore rice paddy’; found in the island of Shikoku and in the Ryukyu Islands. Several unrelated families bearing this name descend from the Fujiwara, Taira, Kikuchi, Arakida, and other clans.

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

Similar surnames: Harada, Yamada, Shimada, Sawada, Handa, Imada, Hada, Sakata, Ahumada

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Where is the Hamada family from?

You can see how Hamada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hamada family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Hamada families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Hamada families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Hamada's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Hamada families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hamada surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hamada ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Hamada. 67% of Hamada men worked as a Fisherman.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hamada. 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 Hamada. For the veterans among your Hamada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hamada lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hamada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Hamada in 1962 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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