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Sakata Family History

Sakata Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, mostly with characters meaning ‘rice paddy at the slope’, this name is found all over Japan and is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: Takata, Nakata, Arata, Sakai, Nagata, Kawata, Nakama, Sawada, Tabata

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Where is the Sakata family from?

You can see how Sakata families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sakata family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sakata families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Sakata families living in British Columbia. This was about 73% of all the recorded Sakata's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sakata families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sakata surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sakata ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sakata. 50% of Sakata men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sakata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sakata 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sakata. 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 677 military records available for the last name Sakata. For the veterans among your Sakata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sakata lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sakata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sakata in 1945 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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