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Ito Name Meaning

Japanese (Itō): variously written; one of the ten most common Japanese surnames. The most usual rendering 伊藤 means ‘Fujiwara of Ise’ (Ise is now part of Mie prefecture). These Itō claim descent from Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century) of the northern branch of the clan. Another prominent Itō family (whose name 伊東 means ‘eastern Izu’) one-tenth as numerous takes its name from a district now part of Shizuoka prefecture. They too are of Fujiwara descent through Sukechika (died 1181) a grandson of Kudō Ietsugu of the southern Fujiwara. Both Itō surnames are found in the Ryūkyū Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Vito, Ida, Kido, Eto, Go, Tito, No, Isa, Cao, Aro

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Where is the Ito family from?

You can see how Ito families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ito family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ito families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 127 Ito families living in California. This was about 40% of all the recorded Ito's in USA. California had the highest population of Ito families in 1920.
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What did your Ito ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ito. 20% of Ito men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Ito women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ito were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Ito. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Ito. For the veterans among your Ito ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ito lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ito life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ito in 1954 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

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