Sawa Family History

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Sawa Name Meaning

Japanese (mostly found in eastern Japan): meaning ‘swamp’, it is sometimes written with characters used phonetically. A few bearers have samurai connections. The name is not very common in Japan, but is a very common element in many other names; so some instances in America could have been shortened from names either beginning or ending with sawa. Polish: from the personal name Sawa, from Greek Sabbas (see Savas).

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

Similar surnames: Sada, Sava, Sama, Haga, Sano, Sawada, Saba, Sala, Sawka, Osada

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Sawa Family Origin

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Sawa Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sawa. 38% of Sawa men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Bus Boy
  • Carl Man

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

Sawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sawa 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sawa. 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 345 military records available for the last name Sawa. For the veterans among your Sawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sawa Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sawa in 1954 was 48, and 47 in 2004.

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