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Hirano Family History

Hirano Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘flat (or peaceful) field’; a common topographic and habitational name throughout Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. One daimyo family descended from the ancient Kiyowara clan.

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


Similar surnames: Hirata, Hino, Murano, Hirai, Hano, Varano, Riano, Citrano, Piano

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Where is the Hirano family from?

You can see how Hirano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hirano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Hirano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 48 Hirano families living in California. This was about 43% of all the recorded Hirano's in the USA. California had the highest population of Hirano families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hirano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hirano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hirano. 15% of Hirano men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Hirano women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hirano were Carpenter and New Worker.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    31%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hirano. 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 704 military records available for the last name Hirano. For the veterans among your Hirano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hirano lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hirano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hirano in 1958 was 36, and 65 in 2004.

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