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Mita Name Meaning

Japanese: meaning ‘three rice paddies’, the name is more common in eastern Japan. It is also pronounced Santa or Sanda in western Japan. Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Dymitr (Latin Demetrius; see Demetriou).

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

Similar surnames: Maita, Mira, Mika, Vita, Mata, Kita, Miya, Rita, Mina, Zika

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Where is the Mita family from?

You can see how Mita families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mita family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Mita families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Mita families living in Hawaii. This was about 13% of all the recorded Mita's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Mita families in 1920.
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What did your Mita ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Shoe Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mita. 25% of Mita men worked as a 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Shoe Maker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mita. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mita 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 Mita. 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 631 military records available for the last name Mita. For the veterans among your Mita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mita lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Mita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mita in 1956 was 52, and 89 in 2004.

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