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Yamaoka Name Meaning

Japanese: topographic and habitational name meaning ‘mountain hill’; it is found chiefly in western Japan. Bearers from a district in Yamato (now Nara prefecture) are of Minamoto origin, while those from Omi (now Shiga prefecture) descend from the Ban family.

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

Similar surnames: Yamanaka, Kataoka, Yamamura, Yamane, Hiraoka, Yamazaki, Yamagata

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You can see how Yamaoka families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yamaoka family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Yamaoka families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Yamaoka families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Yamaoka's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Yamaoka families in 1911.
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What did your Yamaoka ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Yamaoka. .

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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

  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 675 census records available for the last name Yamaoka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yamaoka 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 Yamaoka. 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 293 military records available for the last name Yamaoka. For the veterans among your Yamaoka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yamaoka lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Yamaoka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Yamaoka in 1959 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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