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Koda Name Meaning

Japanese (Koda): ‘rice paddy of happiness’; also pronounced Sakita and Yukita, found mostly in western Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Konda, Toda, Goda, Kida, Soda, Noda, Oda, Koga, Koba, Ueda

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Where is the Koda family from?

You can see how Koda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koda family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Koda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Koda families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Koda's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Koda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koda. 28% of Koda men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Koda women worked as a Telephone Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koda were New Worker and Farmer.

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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
    28%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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What Koda family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 963 census records available for the last name Koda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koda 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Koda. 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 350 military records available for the last name Koda. For the veterans among your Koda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koda lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Koda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Koda in 1952 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

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