Sato Family History

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Sato Name Meaning

Japanese (Sato): with Suzuki, one of the two most common surnames in Japan. The Sato descend from the northern Fujiwara through Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century), who governed Shimotsuke (now Tochigi) prefecture from a place called Sano, hence Sano no Fujiwara or Sato. Another tradition takes the sa from the title Saemon no jo, an office held by a distinguished descendant of Hidesato’s.

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

Similar surnames: Saito, Kato, Asato, Sako, Suto, Satow, Kano, Sano, Seto, Sawa

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Sato Family Origin

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Sato Family Occupations

What did your Sato ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sato occupation in the USA was Farms. 25% of Sato's were Farmss. A less common occupation for the Sato family was Student. Farms, Huckster and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sato.

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  • Farms

  • Huckster

  • Laborer

  • Student


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Sato Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Sato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sato 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Sato. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sato. For the veterans among your Sato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sato Life Expectancy

What is the average Sato lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Sato in 1943 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sato ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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