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Nagao Family History

Nagao Name Meaning

Japanese: written 長尾 ‘long tail’. It is from a common placename the ‘tail’ being topographic and denoting the lower slope of a mountain not an animal's tail. This surname is found mostly on the islands of Shikoku and Okinawa. Many bearers have samurai connections.

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


Similar surnames: Nakao, Nagano, Nagai, Navas, Naito, Fago, Nasso, Nagar, Navar, Fagan

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Where is the Nagao family from?

You can see how Nagao families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nagao family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Nagao families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Nagao family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nagao's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Nagao families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nagao surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nagao ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nagao. 27% of Nagao men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Nagao women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nagao were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Proprietor
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 860 census records available for the last name Nagao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nagao 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 Nagao. 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 488 military records available for the last name Nagao. For the veterans among your Nagao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nagao lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Nagao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Nagao in 1962 was 76, and 75 in 2004.

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