Niwa Family History

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Niwa Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically, the most probable meanings are ‘two wings’ or ‘garden’. Two noble families, one descended from the Minamoto and the other from the Fujiwara, both originated in Owari (now part of Aichi prefecture). The name is not common in Japan and is found mostly along the southeastern seaboard.

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

Similar surnames: Nii, Sawa, Iida, Iwai, Ida, Noya, Niva, Noda, Nida, Nice

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Niwa Family Origin

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Niwa Family Occupations

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In 1940, Parts Checker and Assembly Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Niwa. 50% of Niwa women worked as an Assembly Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Parts Checker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assembly Work
  • Grainer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Niwa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 563 census records available for the last name Niwa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Niwa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 734 immigration records available for the last name Niwa. 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 Card

There are 168 military records available for the last name Niwa. For the veterans among your Niwa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Niwa Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Niwa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Niwa in 1964 was 73, and 68 in 2004.

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