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Takai Family History

Takai Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘high well’; the name is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku and is found mostly in central and western Honshu.

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


Similar surnames: Sakai, Takano, Takagi, Takei, Nakai, Tani, Kawai, Takata, Kai, Aki

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Where is the Takai family from?

You can see how Takai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Takai family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Takai families living in Hawaii. This was about 42% of all the recorded Takai's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Takai families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Takai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Takai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Electrician and Housemaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Takai. 25% of Takai men worked as an Electrician and 50% of Takai women worked as a Housemaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Takai were Auctioneer and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Electrician
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Gardener
    17%
  • Auctioneer
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housemaid
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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What Takai family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 619 census records available for the last name Takai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Takai 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 Takai. 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 186 military records available for the last name Takai. For the veterans among your Takai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Takai lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Takai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Takai in 1959 was 81, and 71 in 2003.

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