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Sugai Family History

Sugai Name Meaning

Japanese (mostly found in northeastern Japan): ‘sedge well’. An alternate pronunciation is Sugei.

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


Similar surnames: Suda, Mukai, Murai, Soga, Funai, Nagai, Suomi, Sinai, Suba, Sakai

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Where is the Sugai family from?

You can see how Sugai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sugai family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Sugai families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Sugai families living in Hawaii. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sugai's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Sugai families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sugai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sugai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sugai. 50% of Sugai men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Sugai women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sugai were Machinist Helper and Laborer. .

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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
    50%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Yard Boy
    12%
  • Machinist Helper
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • House Maid
    20%
  • Helper
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
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What Sugai family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 654 census records available for the last name Sugai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sugai 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 987 immigration records available for the last name Sugai. 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 179 military records available for the last name Sugai. For the veterans among your Sugai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sugai lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Sugai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sugai in 1956 was 42, and 92 in 2003.

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