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Toda Name Meaning

Japanese: there are three names with this pronunciation. One, written with characters meaning ‘door’ and ‘rice paddy’, is found predominantly in eastern Japan; bearers are said to be descended from the northern Fujiwara clan. Another, meaning ‘far rice paddy’, can also be pronounced Enda and is found in eastern Japan. A third, meaning ‘eastern rice paddy’, is also pronounced Higashida in western Japan. Catalan: from the female personal name Tota.

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


Similar surnames: Oda, Goda, Soda, Koda, Tada, Toma, Noda, Tsuda, Boda, Ueda

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Where is the Toda family from?

You can see how Toda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Toda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Toda families living in Indiana. This was about 44% of all the recorded Toda's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Toda families in 1880.
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What did your Toda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toda. 21% of Toda men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Toda women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toda were Truck and Truck.

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Assistant
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Toda. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Toda. For the veterans among your Toda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toda lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Toda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Toda in 1944 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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