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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  • Factory

    80%
  • Laborour

    20%

In 1881, the most common Sawa occupation in Canada was Factory. 80% of Sawa's were Factorys. Factory and Laborour were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sawa.

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Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sawa

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