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Asano Name Meaning

Japanese: meaning ‘shallow plain’; probably derived from two places of that name, one in Mino (now southern Gifu prefecture), the other in Owari (now Nagoya prefecture). Both families descend from the Minamoto clan through the Toki family.

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

Similar surnames: Asato, Amano, Kano, Sato, Casano, Sano, Takano, Nagano, Yano, Llano

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Where is the Asano family from?

You can see how Asano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Asano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Asano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Asano families living in California. This was about 32% of all the recorded Asano's in USA. California had the highest population of Asano families in 1920.
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What did your Asano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Asano. 25% of Asano men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Asano women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 833 census records available for the last name Asano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asano 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Asano. 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 351 military records available for the last name Asano. For the veterans among your Asano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Asano lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Asano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Asano in 1965 was 69, and 86 in 2004.

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