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Takeda Name Meaning

Japanese: written 竹田 ‘bamboo rice paddy’ also 武田 ‘warrior rice paddy’. It is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. An alternate pronunciation is Taketa . The most famous Takeda family was descended from Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (1056–1127) and ruled several provinces most notably Kai (now Yamanashi prefecture). Other families such as Matsumae Nishina and Ogasawara are of Takeda descent.

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

Similar surnames: Taketa, Ikeda, Takata, Tada, Sakata, Takei, Sawada, Tsuda, Ueda

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Where is the Takeda family from?

You can see how Takeda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Takeda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Takeda families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 39 Takeda families living in California. This was about 45% of all the recorded Takeda's in USA. California had the highest population of Takeda families in 1920.
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What did your Takeda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Takeda. 22% of Takeda men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Takeda women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Takeda were Salesman and Servant. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Waitress
  • Servant
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Takeda. 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 867 military records available for the last name Takeda. For the veterans among your Takeda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Takeda lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Takeda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Takeda in 1963 was 69, and 76 in 2004.

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