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Nakao Family History

Nakao Name Meaning

Japanese: written 中尾 ‘middle tail’ the word ‘tail’ being topographic and denoting the lower slope of a mountain not an animal's tail. Three separate families descend from the southern Fujiwara through the Kudō family (see Kudo ) the Akamatsu family and the Taira clan. The name is also found on the island of Okinawa.

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

Similar surnames: Nagao, Nakai, Nakano, Nagano, Sakai, Naito, Nakata, Sako, Takano

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Where is the Nakao family from?

You can see how Nakao families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nakao family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Nakao families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Nakao family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nakao's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nakao families in 1911.
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What did your Nakao ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nakao. 27% of Nakao men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Nakao women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nakao were Farm Hand and Oyster Opener. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Mill Worker
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Field Maker
  • Bookkeeper
  • Oyster Opener
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nakao. 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 682 military records available for the last name Nakao. For the veterans among your Nakao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nakao lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nakao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Nakao in 1952 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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