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Matsuoka Family History

Matsuoka Name Meaning

Japanese (found throughout Japan and the Ryukyu Islands): ‘pine tree hill’, usually denoting a sacred hilltop grove. Small Shinto shrines, always surrounded by trees and usually on hilltops, are found all over the country. See also Matsuda and Matsumoto.

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


Similar surnames: Matsuda, Matsuura, Matsuo, Matsumoto, Matsumura, Matsubara, Masuda

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Where is the Matsuoka family from?

You can see how Matsuoka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Matsuoka family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Matsuoka families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 38 Matsuoka families living in Hawaii. This was about 48% of all the recorded Matsuoka's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Matsuoka families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Matsuoka surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Matsuoka ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Matsuoka. 33% of Matsuoka men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Matsuoka women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Matsuoka were Manager and Proprietor. .

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Laundry
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Matsuoka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Matsuoka 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Matsuoka. 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 728 military records available for the last name Matsuoka. For the veterans among your Matsuoka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Matsuoka lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Matsuoka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Matsuoka in 1946 was 60, and 79 in 2004.

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