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Kanda Family History

Kanda Name Meaning

Japanese: from a common place name throughout Japan meaning ‘divine rice paddy’; also pronounced Kamita and Koda. The more prominent families of this name are descended either from the notorious 10th-century rebel Taira no Masakado, or from the Minamoto clan through the Matsuura family. Indian (Panjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. The word k??n?da means ‘thorn’ in Panjabi. Czech: nickname from dialect kandat ‘prattler’, ‘chatterer’.

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


Similar surnames: Handa, Konda, Landa, Nanda, Sanda, Manda, Banda, Kunda, Mand, Kade

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Where is the Kanda family from?

You can see how Kanda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kanda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kanda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kanda families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Kanda's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Kanda families in 1880.
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What did your Kanda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kanda. 22% of Kanda men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Kanda women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kanda were Gardener and Demestic.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Gardener
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
    25%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Demestic
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kanda. 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 620 military records available for the last name Kanda. For the veterans among your Kanda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kanda lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kanda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kanda in 1955 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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