Kaneko Family History

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Kaneko Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘golden (or metal) child’; variously written. Bearers of the name are not numerous, but there are several places of this name. It apparently derives from gold dust or iron ore dust found in streams or sand banks; the character representing kane means ‘gold’ and is also the generic term for metal. The surname is mostly found in the Tokyo area and Okinawa Island, and one family is descended from the ancient Mononobe clan.

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

Similar surnames: Kano, Kanski, Kanno, Panek, Danko, Panko, Janko, Canedo, Manko

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Kaneko Family Origin

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Kaneko Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaneko. 13% of Kaneko men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Kaneko women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaneko were Salesman and Candy Maker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
  • Candy Maker

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

Kaneko Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kaneko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaneko 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kaneko. 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 763 military records available for the last name Kaneko. For the veterans among your Kaneko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaneko Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kaneko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Kaneko in 1962 was 31, and 84 in 2004.

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