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Takei Name Meaning

Japanese: though usually written with characters meaning ‘warrior’ and ‘well’, the original meaning is probably ‘bamboo well’. The name is found mostly in the Tokyo region.

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

Similar surnames: Otake, Takai, Takeda, Aki, Tanji, Takagi, Kamei, Tadeo, Maki, Lake

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Where is the Takei family from?

You can see how Takei families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Takei family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Takei families living in Hawaii. This was about 41% of all the recorded Takei's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Takei families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Takei surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Takei ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Takei. 100% of Takei men worked as a Proprietor and 100% of Takei women worked as a Cook. .

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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

  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
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What Takei family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 280 census records available for the last name Takei. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Takei 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Takei. 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 225 military records available for the last name Takei. For the veterans among your Takei ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Takei lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Takei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Takei in 1964 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

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