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Tanaka Family History

Tanaka Name Meaning
Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘center of the rice paddy’. One of the ten most common surnames, it is particularly frequent around the city of Osaka, and is also found in the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku, but the surname is borne by many unrelated families.

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

72,422 Historical Documents with Tanaka on Ancestry.com
18,449 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,719 Military Records
31,460 Immigration Records
13,611 Census and Voter Lists
3,183 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Tanaka Families

  • Number of Tanaka families
     164 - 325
     55 - 163
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tanaka families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Tanaka last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Tanaka Family Origin

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Tanaka Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Tanaka

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Tanaka Family Occupations

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Military Service by Tanaka

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