Tanabe Family History

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Tanabe Name Meaning

Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘side of the rice paddy’; it is found mostly in western Japan. The ancient pronunciation was Tanobe and meant ‘rice paddy guild’, denoting a group charged with care of the emperor’s fields. The ancient Tanabe of Kawachi (presently part of Nara prefecture) claimed descent from emperors of the Chinese Han dynasty (206 bc–ad 220). The surname is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: Tanaka, Takagi, Watanabe, Tagawa, Lagace, Tabb, Taube, Knabe, Andre

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Tanabe Family Origin

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Tanabe Family Occupations

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In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tanabe. 50% of Tanabe men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Labourer

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

Tanabe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tanabe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanabe 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Tanabe. 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 936 military records available for the last name Tanabe. For the veterans among your Tanabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanabe Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tanabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tanabe in 1954 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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