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Arita Name Meaning

Japanese: written with characters meaning ‘has’ or ‘owns’ and ‘rice paddy’, the actual meaning could be ‘rice paddy of ants’. It is a habitational name most common west-central Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Arata, Arima, Morita, Araya, Aita, Ariza, Kita, Marina, Ritt, Carota

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Where is the Arita family from?

You can see how Arita families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arita family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Arita families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Arita family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Arita's in the USA. California had the highest population of Arita families in 1880.
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What did your Arita ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arita. 35% of Arita men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Arita women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arita were Stevedore and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer
  • Stevedore

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arita. 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 356 military records available for the last name Arita. For the veterans among your Arita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arita lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Arita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Arita in 1962 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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