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Matsuda Name Meaning

Japanese (mainly western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands): habitational name from any of the many places in Japan so named, meaning ‘pine tree rice paddy’. The word matsu ‘pine’ also means ‘wait’, in this sense implying hope of a divine visitation to a sacred rice paddy. It is also related to the verb matsuru ‘to perform religious ceremonies’; the name therefore has connections with priestly families of the Shinto religion. Other names with similar religious derivations include Matsumoto and Matsuoka. Several families of noble (especially Fujiwara) descent have taken the name.

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


Similar surnames: Masuda, Yasuda, Matsuoka, Matsui, Matsumura, Tsuda, Matsuo, Matsuura

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Where is the Matsuda family from?

You can see how Matsuda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matsuda family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Matsuda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Matsuda families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Matsuda's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Matsuda families in 1911.
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What did your Matsuda ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Matsuda. .

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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

  • Farmer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Matsuda lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Matsuda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Matsuda in 1952 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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