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Nakama Family History

Nakama Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written; the meaning could be ‘midway’, ‘companions’, among others. Found mostly in western Japan and the Ryukyu islands.

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

Similar surnames: Nakata, Takara, Sakata, Hokama, Kawata, Nagata, Nakayama, Nakano

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Where is the Nakama family from?

You can see how Nakama families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nakama family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Nakama families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Nakama family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nakama's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nakama families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nakama surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nakama ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nakama. 32% of Nakama men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Nakama women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nakama were Irrigating Sugarcane and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Irrigating Sugarcane

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nakama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nakama 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 Nakama. 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 564 military records available for the last name Nakama. For the veterans among your Nakama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nakama lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Nakama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Nakama in 1958 was 53, and 86 in 2004.

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