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Handa Family History

Handa Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name, probably from Panjabi h??n?da ‘cooking pot’. It is based on the name of a Khatri clan. Japanese: ‘half of a rice paddy’. The name originated in Yamato and Kawachi (now Nara and Osaka prefectures), and is found mostly in the Tokyo and Osaka areas, and the island of Okinawa.

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

Similar surnames: Kanda, Nanda, Manda, Hada, Sanda, Banda, Haga, Hanna, Landa, Hand

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Where is the Handa family from?

You can see how Handa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Handa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Handa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Handa families living in Kentucky. This was about 27% of all the recorded Handa's in the USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Handa families in 1880.
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What did your Handa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Handa. 20% of Handa men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Handa women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Handa were New Worker and Laborer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Storekeeper
  • New Worker
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Handa. 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 475 military records available for the last name Handa. For the veterans among your Handa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Handa lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Handa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Handa in 1958 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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