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Asato Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written; the version listed in the Shinsen shojiroku is written with characters meaning ‘morning’ and ‘door’. Another version, written with characters meaning ‘safe’ and ‘village’, is found in the Ryukyu Islands, where it is sometimes pronounced Yasuzato. One family of this name originated in Asatsu village in Satsuma province (present-day Kogoshima prefecture), and any of four places called Asato in the Ryukyu Islands could also have given rise to the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Asano, Asa, Arata, Kato, Sato, Seto, Suto, Sako, Amano, Sano

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Where is the Asato family from?

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

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Asato. 42% of Asato men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Asato women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asato were Waiter and Farm Helper.

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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
  • Cook
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Farm Helper
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There are 602 military records available for the last name Asato. For the veterans among your Asato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Asato lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Asato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Asato in 1944 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

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