Sawada Family History

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Sawada Name Meaning

Japanese: common topographical name, meaning ‘rice paddy in the swamp’. It is found throughout Japan. Some bearers, especially from Ise, Kai, and Musashi (Mie, Yamanashi, and Tokyo-Saitama prefectures) are descended from ancient Shinto priestly families.

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


Similar surnames: Sada, Sawaya, Yamada, Sawa, Sakata, Wada, Kawata, Hamada, Sunada

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Sawada Family Origin

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Sawada Family Occupations

What did your Sawada ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman and Novitiate were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sawada. 24% of Sawada men worked as a Fisherman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman
    24%
  • Barber
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Caner
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Novitiate
    100%

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

Sawada Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sawada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sawada 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sawada. 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 401 military records available for the last name Sawada. For the veterans among your Sawada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sawada Life Expectancy

What is the average Sawada lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sawada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Sawada in 1950 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sawada 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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