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Yoshida Family History

Yoshida Name Meaning

Japanese: from a common place name meaning ‘lucky (or good) rice paddy’. The surname is variously written; it is very common throughout Japan, especially in the west and the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: Yoshino, Uchida, Ishida, Yoshioka, Yasuda, Yoshihara, Yoshikawa

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Where is the Yoshida family from?

You can see how Yoshida families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yoshida family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Yoshida families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 58 Yoshida families living in British Columbia. This was about 98% of all the recorded Yoshida's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Yoshida families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yoshida surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yoshida ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Yoshida. 35% of Yoshida men worked as a Fisherman.

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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

  • Fisherman
  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Janitor
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There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Yoshida. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yoshida 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Yoshida. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Yoshida. For the veterans among your Yoshida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yoshida lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Yoshida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Yoshida in 1954 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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