Soma Family History

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Soma Name Meaning

Japanese (Soma): habitational name taken from a village in Shimosa (now part of Chiba prefecture). It is found mostly in eastern Japan. Bearers are of Taira lineage, some being descended from the famous 10th-century rebel Masakado.

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


Similar surnames: Soga, Toma, Sama, Soda, Som, Somma, Sola, Roma, Poma, Noya

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Soma Family Origin

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Soma Family Occupations

What did your Soma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Soma. 29% of Soma men worked as a Farmer and 58% of Soma women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soma were Cook and Helper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Cook
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    58%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Helper
    11%

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

Soma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Soma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soma 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 Soma. 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 880 military records available for the last name Soma. For the veterans among your Soma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soma Life Expectancy

What is the average Soma lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Soma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Soma in 1960 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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