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Yasui Family History

Yasui Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘safe well’; two families are descended from different branches of the Minamoto clan. The name is mostly found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Yasuda, Kasai, Asai, Usui, Matsui, Yagi, Bassi, Yasin, Sani, Sui

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Where is the Yasui family from?

You can see how Yasui families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yasui family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Yasui families living in California. This was about 40% of all the recorded Yasui's in the USA. California had the highest population of Yasui families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yasui surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yasui ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yasui. 35% of Yasui men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Yasui women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yasui were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Proprietor
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
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What Yasui family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 569 census records available for the last name Yasui. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yasui 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 Yasui. 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 394 military records available for the last name Yasui. For the veterans among your Yasui ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yasui lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Yasui life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Yasui in 1964 was 88, and 76 in 2004.

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