Sakai Family History

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Sakai Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, most usually with the characters for ‘rice wine (sake)’ and ‘well’. The latter family is descended from the Tokugawa family, and took its name from the village of Sakai in Izumi (now part of Osaka prefecture), though the name of the village is written with a character meaning ‘boundary’. Another family’s name, meaning ‘well at the slope’, is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku, but written with yet another set of characters.

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

Similar surnames: Kawai, Osaki, Sakata, Saeki, Arai, Takai, Nakai, Takei, Aki, Saiki

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Sakai Family Origin

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Sakai Family Occupations

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In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sakai.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman

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Sakai Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Sakai Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sakai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sakai in 1948 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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