Kobayashi Family History

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Kobayashi Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘small forest’; one of the ten most common Japanese surnames, found especially in central Japan; the different families bearing this name are not all related. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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

Similar surnames: Takahashi, Hayashi, Hirabayashi, Koyanagi, Ohashi, Kawakami

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Kobayashi Family Origin

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Kobayashi Family Occupations

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In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kobayashi. 56% of Kobayashi men worked as a Fisherman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

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

Kobayashi Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kobayashi. For the veterans among your Kobayashi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kobayashi Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kobayashi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Kobayashi in 1951 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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