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Koga Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘old river’; variously written, with one ancient variant of imperial descent pronounced Kuga; other alternate readings are Furukawa or Kogawa and are derived from a village named Koga in Shimosa (now Chiba prefecture). The most common Koga name is mostly found in Kyushu, and is descended from the Takeda family. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Soga, Koba, Haga, Toda, Koda, Kosa, Loga, Noya, Hoga, Hora

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Where is the Koga family from?

You can see how Koga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koga family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Koga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Koga families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Koga's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Koga families in 1880.
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What did your Koga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koga. 19% of Koga men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Koga women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koga were Salesman and Barber.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Helper
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Barber
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Koga. 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 833 military records available for the last name Koga. For the veterans among your Koga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koga lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Koga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Koga in 1961 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

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