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Kondo Name Meaning

Japanese (Kondo): variously written, the most usual form being with characters meaning ‘nearby wisteria’, and actually designating ‘Fujiwara of Omi’ (Omi no Fujiwara). Kon (‘near’) is the Sino-Japanese pronunciation of chika, as in Chika-tsu-awa-umi (‘Nearer Lake’, now Shiga prefecture). The name refers to Lake Biwa and was shortened by usage to Omi. The surname is mostly found in the Tokyo area.

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


Similar surnames: Konno, Konda, Endo, Ono, Kano, Sando, Bando, Kono, Honda, Londo

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Where is the Kondo family from?

You can see how Kondo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kondo family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kondo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kondo family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kondo's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kondo families in 1840.
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What did your Kondo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kondo. 19% of Kondo men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kondo women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kondo were Farm Laborer and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Laundress
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kondo. 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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There are 992 military records available for the last name Kondo. For the veterans among your Kondo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kondo lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kondo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kondo in 1952 was 67, and 85 in 2004.

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