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Arata Name Meaning

Italian (northern): topographic name for someone who lived near an area of cultivated land, from (terra) arata ‘cultivated (land)’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Arata in Piedmont. Japanese: rare name, meaning ‘wild rice paddy’ or ‘new rice paddy’, listed in the Shinsen Shojiroku. Characters for the latter meaning tend to be pronounced Nitta or Shinden in Japan proper; the reading Arata is from the Ryukyu Islands. All three versions are found in western Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Araya, Arita, Asato, Nakata, Sakata, Rana, Tabata, Prata, Arai, Mata

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Arata Family Origin

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Arata Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Arata occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Arata's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arata. A less common occupation for the Arata family was Fruit Dealer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Fruit Dealer


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Arata Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Arata. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arata census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arata. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arata. For the veterans among your Arata ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arata Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Arata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Arata in 1956 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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