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Sakurai Family History

Sakurai Name Meaning

Japanese: habitational name meaning ‘cherry blossom well’, from any of several places so named; the surname, however, is found mostly in eastern Japan. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. Cherry blossom is a favorite flower of the Japanese.

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


Similar surnames: Sakai, Okura, Sakata, Sakuma, Takai, Murai, Arai, Satran, Sugai

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Where is the Sakurai family from?

You can see how Sakurai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sakurai family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sakurai families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 17 Sakurai families living in Hawaii. This was about 52% of all the recorded Sakurai's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Sakurai families in 1920.
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What did your Sakurai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sakurai. 24% of Sakurai 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
    24%
  • Proprietor
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    100%
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Census Records

There are 571 census records available for the last name Sakurai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sakurai 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sakurai. 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 304 military records available for the last name Sakurai. For the veterans among your Sakurai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sakurai lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sakurai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Sakurai in 1962 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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