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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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Where is the Sawada family from?

You can see how Sawada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sawada family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sawada families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Sawada families living in British Columbia. This was about 83% of all the recorded Sawada's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sawada families in 1911.
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What did your Sawada ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sawada. 43% of Sawada men worked as a Fisherman.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman
    43%
  • Barber
    29%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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