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Honda Family History

Honda Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘original rice paddy’; variously written, common throughout Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. One daimyo family of Mikawa (now part of Aichi prefecture) is descended from the Fujiwara. Another family was samurai from Satsuma (now Kagoshima prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Konda, Toda, Handa, Hong, Hoga, Bondy, Hora, Corda, Honea, Hoda

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Where is the Honda family from?

You can see how Honda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Honda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Honda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Honda families living in Illinois. This was about 44% of all the recorded Honda's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Honda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Honda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Honda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Honda. 22% of Honda men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Honda women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Honda were Proprietor and Proprietor.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Barber
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Honda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Honda 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Honda. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Honda. For the veterans among your Honda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Honda lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Honda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Honda in 1959 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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