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Yamasaki Family History

Yamasaki Name Meaning

Japanese: alternate pronunciation of Yamazaki, found mainly in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. It is the more common form of the name in North America.

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


Similar surnames: Hamasaki, Yamazaki, Kawasaki, Iwasaki, Yamanaka, Yamauchi, Yamashiro

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Where is the Yamasaki family from?

You can see how Yamasaki families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yamasaki family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Yamasaki families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 88 Yamasaki families living in Hawaii. This was about 43% of all the recorded Yamasaki's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Yamasaki families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yamasaki surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yamasaki ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yamasaki. 20% of Yamasaki men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Yamasaki women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yamasaki were Carpenter and Proprietor.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yamasaki. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yamasaki 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Yamasaki. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Yamasaki. For the veterans among your Yamasaki ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yamasaki lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Yamasaki life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yamasaki in 1958 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

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