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Kudo Family History

Kudo Name Meaning

Japanese (Kudo): ‘potter’; some bearers descend from a branch of the southern Fujiwara based in Izu (now part of Shizuoka prefecture). The name is found mostly in northeastern Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Kubo, Kido, Kano, Kuno, Kuba, Suko, Okubo, Nudo, Kuder, Jud

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Where is the Kudo family from?

You can see how Kudo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kudo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kudo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Kudo families living in Hawaii. This was about 32% of all the recorded Kudo's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Kudo families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kudo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kudo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kudo. 62% of Kudo men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 716 census records available for the last name Kudo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kudo 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 Kudo. 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 241 military records available for the last name Kudo. For the veterans among your Kudo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kudo lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Kudo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kudo in 1967 was 81, and 59 in 2004.

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