Yamashiro Family History

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Yamashiro Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘mountain castle’, taken from the name of the main province of the three which now comprise Kyoto prefecture. The place name originally meant ‘behind the mountains’ and described the position of the place relative to the more ancient capital city of Nara. When Emperor Kanmu moved the capital there in 794, he changed the second character to its present meaning. Some other families have taken the name from other places with the same name. The surname is mostly found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, where it is pronounced Yamagushiku. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: Tamashiro, Yamamura, Yoshino, Yamashita, Kaneshiro, Miyashiro

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Yamashiro Family Origin

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Yamashiro Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yamashiro. 25% of Yamashiro men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Yamashiro women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yamashiro were Proprietor and Farm Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
  • Laborer
  • Caretaker
  • Farm Laborer

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

Yamashiro Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 535 military records available for the last name Yamashiro. For the veterans among your Yamashiro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yamashiro Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yamashiro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Yamashiro in 1962 was 78, and 71 in 2004.

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