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Sumida Family History

Sumida Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, the name appears to have originated in Buzen (now part of Fukuoka prefecture) as a habitational name meaning ‘corner rice paddy’. Families bearing this name are found throughout Japan and may or may not be related.

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


Similar surnames: Suda, Sugita, Ueda, Sunada, Sawada, Tsuda, Umeda, Subia, Sauceda, Sui

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Where is the Sumida family from?

You can see how Sumida families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sumida family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Sumida families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 40 Sumida families living in Hawaii. This was about 40% of all the recorded Sumida's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Sumida families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sumida surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sumida ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sumida. 22% of Sumida men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Sumida women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sumida were Salesman and Helper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Salesclerk
    12%
  • Helper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sumida. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sumida 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 Sumida. 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 717 military records available for the last name Sumida. For the veterans among your Sumida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sumida lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sumida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sumida in 1952 was 66, and 90 in 2004.

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