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Nakano Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘central field’; from a common place name. It is a frequent surname, found mostly in western Japan. As it is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku, some bearers can be assumed to be of ancient, noble origin.

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


Similar surnames: Takano, Nagano, Nakata, Makino, Nagao, Nakao, Kawano, Sakata, Nakama

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Where is the Nakano family from?

You can see how Nakano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nakano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Nakano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Nakano families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nakano's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nakano families in 1911.
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What did your Nakano ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nakano. 31% of Nakano 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
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Logger
    16%
  • Labourer
    16%
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Nakano. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nakano. For the veterans among your Nakano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nakano lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Nakano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Nakano in 1942 was 29, and 81 in 2004.

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