Sato Name Meaning

Japanese (Sato): with Suzuki, one of the two most common surnames in Japan. The Sato descend from the northern Fujiwara through Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century), who governed Shimotsuke (now Tochigi) prefecture from a place called Sano, hence Sano no Fujiwara or Sato. Another tradition takes the sa from the title Saemon no jo, an office held by a distinguished descendant of Hidesato’s.

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


Similar surnames: Saito, Kato, Asato, Sako, Suto, Satow, Kano, Sano, Seto, Sawa

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Sato Family Origin

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Sato Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farms, Huckster and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sato. The most common Sato occupation in the USA was Farms. 25% of Sato's were Farmss. A less common occupation for the Sato family was Student.

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  • Farms

    25%
  • Huckster

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Student

    25%

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Sato Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Sato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Sato in 1943 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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