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Kawata Family History

Kawata Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘rice paddy near the river’; the version of this name written with the more common character for ‘river’ is found in the Tokyo and Osaka areas; the version with the traditional character for ‘river’ is found mostly in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Nakata, Nagata, Arata, Kawano, Sakata, Kurata, Kawai, Tabata, Sawada

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Where is the Kawata family from?

You can see how Kawata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kawata family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kawata families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Kawata families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Kawata's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Kawata families in 1911.
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What did your Kawata ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kawata. 29% of Kawata men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Fisherman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 778 census records available for the last name Kawata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kawata 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 Kawata. 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 356 military records available for the last name Kawata. For the veterans among your Kawata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kawata lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Kawata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Kawata in 1963 was 45, and 82 in 2003.

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