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Sakuma Family History

Sakuma Name Meaning

Japanese: habitational name from a village so named in Awa (now part of Chiba prefecture). Bearers are descended from the Miura branch of the Taira clan.

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


Similar surnames: Sakurai, Sama, Okuma, Sekula, Sava, Sawada, Sazama, Azuma, Sakata

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Where is the Sakuma family from?

You can see how Sakuma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sakuma family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sakuma families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 30 Sakuma families living in Hawaii. This was about 41% of all the recorded Sakuma's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Sakuma families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sakuma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sakuma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sakuma. 45% of Sakuma men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Sakuma women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sakuma 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
    45%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Caretaker
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Servant
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Barber
    20%
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What Sakuma family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 925 census records available for the last name Sakuma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sakuma 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sakuma. 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 439 military records available for the last name Sakuma. For the veterans among your Sakuma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sakuma lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sakuma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sakuma in 1950 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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