Kato Family History

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Kato Name Meaning

Japanese (Kato): variously written; most bearers descend from the Fujiwara of Kaga (Kaga no Fujiwara). Kaga is now part of Ishikawa prefecture. Mostly found along the southeastern seaboard and in the Ryukyu Islands. One family was daimyo of Hizen (now Nagasaki prefecture). Hungarian (Kató): from a pet form of the female personal name Katalin (see Catherine).

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

Similar surnames: Kano, Kata, Sato, Katko, Mato, Dato, Kats, Barto, Kara, Baro

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Kato Family Origin

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Kato Family Occupations

What did your Kato ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kato occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Kato's were Farmers. Farmer, Brass Finisher and Clk. In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kato. A less common occupation for the Kato family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Brass Finisher

  • Clk. In Store

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kato ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kato Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kato 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Kato. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kato. For the veterans among your Kato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kato Life Expectancy

What is the average Kato lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kato in 1957 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kato ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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