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Nagai Family History

Nagai Name Meaning

Japanese: written 長井 or 永井 both meaning ‘long’ and ‘well’. Bearers of either form of the name appear to be descended from either the Saito or Miura families. This name is now also established in Hawaii.

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


Similar surnames: Kawai, Nagano, Nagao, Yagi, Nagar, Nagi, Arai, Nakai, Nakao, Aga

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Where is the Nagai family from?

You can see how Nagai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nagai family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Nagai families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Nagai families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nagai's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nagai families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nagai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nagai ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nagai. 100% of Nagai men worked as a Fisherman. .

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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

  • Fisherman
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nagai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nagai 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 Nagai. 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 711 military records available for the last name Nagai. For the veterans among your Nagai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nagai lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nagai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Nagai in 1955 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

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