Soma Family History

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Soma Name Meaning

Japanese (Soma): habitational name taken from a village in Shimosa (now part of Chiba prefecture). It is found mostly in eastern Japan. Bearers are of Taira lineage, some being descended from the famous 10th-century rebel Masakado.

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

Similar surnames: Soga, Toma, Sama, Soda, Som, Somma, Sola, Roma, Poma, Noya

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Soma Family Origin

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Soma Family Occupations

What did your Soma ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Soma occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Soma's were Farmers. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Soma.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Soma ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Soma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Soma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somacensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Soma. 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 Card

There are 880 military records available for the last name Soma. For the veterans among your Soma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soma Life Expectancy

What is the average Soma lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Soma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Soma in 1960 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Soma ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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