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 1921, Labourer and Can Filler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sato. 29% of Sato men worked as a Labourer and 34% of Sato women worked as a Can Filler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sato were Farmer and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    29%
  • Cook
    19%
  • Fisherman
    15%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Can Filler
    34%
  • Labourer
    34%
  • Servant
    34%

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

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

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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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