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Imai Family History

Imai Name Meaning

Japanese: written 今居 ‘the present residence’ but also written with characters 今井 meaning ‘the present well’. Several families of Minamoto descent and one from the Sasaki line originated in villages of this name. The name is also found in the Ryūkyū Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Iwai, Arai, Iha, Rai, Maki, Imam, Maia, Hai, Ismail, Ma

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Where is the Imai family from?

You can see how Imai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Imai family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Imai families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Imai families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Imai's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Imai families in 1911.
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What did your Imai ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Imai. 100% of Imai 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
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Imai. 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 918 military records available for the last name Imai. For the veterans among your Imai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Imai lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Imai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Imai in 1957 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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