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Sato Family History

Sato Name Meaning
Japanese (Sato): with Suzuki, one of the two most common surnames in Japan. The Sato descend from the northern Fujiwara through Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century), who governed Shimotsuke (now Tochigi) prefecture from a place called Sano, hence Sano no Fujiwara or Sato. Another tradition takes the sa from the title Saemon no jo, an office held by a distinguished descendant of Hidesato’s.

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

74,675 Historical Documents with Sato on Ancestry.com
20,495 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,943 Military Records
25,833 Immigration Records
21,113 Census and Voter Lists
3,291 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sato Families

  • Number of Sato families
     137 - 271
     46 - 136
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sato families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sato last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sato Family Origin

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Sato Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sato

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Sato Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sato census records

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Military Service by Sato

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