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Kawamura Name Meaning

Japanese: written 川村 ‘river village’. It is found throughout Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. One family of samurai is from Satsuma (now Kagoshima prefecture). Another version written 河邑 is found in west-central Japan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kawahara, Kawakami, Kitamura, Kawata, Kawabata, Yamamura, Nakamura

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Where is the Kawamura family from?

You can see how Kawamura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kawamura family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kawamura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Kawamura family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Kawamura's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Kawamura families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kawamura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kawamura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kawamura. 26% of Kawamura men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Kawamura women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kawamura were Proprietor and Maid. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Helper
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kawamura. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 983 military records available for the last name Kawamura. For the veterans among your Kawamura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kawamura lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kawamura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kawamura in 1958 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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