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Tanji Family History

Tanji Name Meaning

Japanese: rare in Japan, the name is written with characters meaning ‘red’ and ‘govern’. The actual meaning is unclear.

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

Similar surnames: Tani, Tano, Takei, Tsuji, Bandi, Tang, Sani, Takai, Tank, Kanai

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Where is the Tanji family from?

You can see how Tanji families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tanji family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Tanji families living in Hawaii. This was about 36% of all the recorded Tanji's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Tanji families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tanji surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tanji ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Barber were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tanji. 45% of Tanji men worked as a 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Barber
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What Tanji family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 458 census records available for the last name Tanji. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanji 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 916 immigration records available for the last name Tanji. 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 174 military records available for the last name Tanji. For the veterans among your Tanji ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tanji lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Tanji life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Tanji in 1956 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

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