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Koga Family History

Koga Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘old river’; variously written, with one ancient variant of imperial descent pronounced Kuga; other alternate readings are Furukawa or Kogawa and are derived from a village named Koga in Shimosa (now Chiba prefecture). The most common Koga name is mostly found in Kyushu, and is descended from the Takeda family. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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

9,507 Historical Documents with Koga on Ancestry.com
3,043 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
828 Military Records
3,190 Immigration Records
1,924 Census and Voter Lists
522 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Koga Families

  • Number of Koga families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Koga Family Origin

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Koga Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Koga

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Koga Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Koga

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