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Nagano Name Meaning

Japanese: written 長野 or 永野 both meaning ‘long field’. It is from a very common placename and listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku where its pronunciation is Naganu. The first version occurs mostly in eastern Japan and the second in about equal numbers in western Japan; both are also found in Okinawa. Many bearers are unrelated; some are of Sakanoue Gotō (see Goto ) or Kikuchi descent.

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


Similar surnames: Nakano, Nagao, Takano, Nagata, Kawano, Nagai, Amano, Nakao, Asano

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Where is the Nagano family from?

You can see how Nagano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nagano family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Nagano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Nagano families living in British Columbia. This was about 90% of all the recorded Nagano's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nagano families in 1911.
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What did your Nagano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nagano. 19% of Nagano men worked as a Truck Driver and 100% of Nagano women worked as a Salesgirl. .

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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

  • Truck Driver
    19%
  • Gardener
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Salesgirl
    100%
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Census Records

There are 932 census records available for the last name Nagano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nagano 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nagano. 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 270 military records available for the last name Nagano. For the veterans among your Nagano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nagano lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nagano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Nagano in 1941 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

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