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Imada Family History

Imada Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘new rice paddy’. Two lines descend from the Taira clan: one of Bingo, the other of Aki (both now part of Hiroshima prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Iwata, Iida, Wada, Ikeda, Hamada, Umeda, Okada, Tada, Imai, Maeda

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Where is the Imada family from?

You can see how Imada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Imada family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 22 Imada families living in Hawaii. This was about 37% of all the recorded Imada's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Imada families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Imada surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Imada ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Imada. 39% of Imada men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Imada women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Imada were Gardener and Servant.

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Gardener
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    34%
  • Laundryman
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Servant
    23%
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Census Records

There are 916 census records available for the last name Imada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imada census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Imada. 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 Cards

There are 344 military records available for the last name Imada. For the veterans among your Imada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Imada lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Imada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Imada in 1958 was 48, and 88 in 2004.

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