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Ando Name Meaning

Japanese (Ando): variously written, originally with characters meaning ‘peaceful east’ or ‘pacify the east’; the majority now use characters meaning ‘peaceful wisteria’. A branch of the Abe family bears the name in eastern Japan. Hungarian (Andó): from a pet form of the personal name András, Hungarian form of Andreas.

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

Similar surnames: Sando, Anda, Lando, Bando, Ondo, Endo, Andy, Anno, Kano, Rando

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Where is the Ando family from?

You can see how Ando families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ando family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ando families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ando family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Ando's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Ando families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ando surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ando ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ando. 18% of Ando men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Ando women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ando were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ando. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ando 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ando. 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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Draft Cards

There are 752 military records available for the last name Ando. For the veterans among your Ando ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ando lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ando life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ando in 1963 was 69, and 66 in 2004.

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