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Inoue Family History

Inoue Name Meaning

Japanese: written 井上 a topographic name meaning ‘above the well’ and earlier pronounced Inoe. It is found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. Some bearers were daimyō (feudal lords) of Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture); others were samurai from western Honshū and southern Kyūshū. Commonly Romanized as Inouye in older immigrant families.

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

Similar surnames: Isobe, Inouye, Ingle, Aue, Noce, Snoke, Noe, Knock, Pino, Single

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Where is the Inoue family from?

You can see how Inoue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Inoue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Inoue families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Inoue families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Inoue's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Inoue families in 1911.
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What did your Inoue ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Inoue. 34% of Inoue men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
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There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Inoue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Inoue 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Inoue. 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 234 military records available for the last name Inoue. For the veterans among your Inoue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Inoue lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Inoue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Inoue in 1964 was 62, and 67 in 2003.

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