Iwai Family History

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Iwai Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘stone well’ or ‘resides in a stony place’, depending on the characters; a common place name. The first is found as a surname in western Japan, the second is more common in eastern Japan. Both are related to the name Ishii, which has similar meanings. In the Ryukyuan island of Amami, the name is written with the character for ‘celebrate’.

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

Similar surnames: Imai, Kai, Kawai, Ida, Niwa, Iha, Arai, Cai, Sinai, Bai

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Iwai Family Origin

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Iwai Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Iwai. 50% of Iwai men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Iwai women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iwai were Gardner and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Gardner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Iwai Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 549 census records available for the last name Iwai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iwai census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Iwai. 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 Card

There are 274 military records available for the last name Iwai. For the veterans among your Iwai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Iwai Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Iwai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Iwai in 1963 was 85, and 77 in 2004.

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