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Soga Family History

Soga Name Meaning

Japanese: meaning ‘sedge’, the word for which is nowadays pronounced suge or suga. The surname is written variously, with characters used phonetically. It is a habitational name, taken from a village in the ancient region of Asuka (now part of Nara Prefecture).

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

Similar surnames: Koga, Soma, Soda, Haga, Toda, Noya, Sola, Loga, Soll, Hora

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Where is the Soga family from?

You can see how Soga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soga family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Soga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Soga families living in Connecticut. This was 100% of all the recorded Soga's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Soga families in 1880.
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What did your Soga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cleaner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Soga. 67% of Soga men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Soga women worked as a Cleaner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soga were Labor and Maid.

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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
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cleaner
  • Helper
  • Servant
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 565 census records available for the last name Soga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soga 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 Soga. 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 260 military records available for the last name Soga. For the veterans among your Soga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soga lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Soga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Soga in 1968 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

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