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Endo Surname Meaning

Japanese (Endō): written 遠藤 ‘far wisteria’ designating Fujiwara of Tōtōmi. En ‘far’ is a Sino-Japanese pronunciation of the element in the placename Tō-tsu-umi ‘farther lake’ (now part of Shizuoka prefecture) which refers to Lake Hamana and was shortened by usage to Tōtōmi. The name is found mainly in eastern Japan where it is borne by several families descended from the Taira and southern Fujiwara clans although it is also found in the Ryūkyū Islands. It is also spelled Endoh and Endow in America.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ando, Eto, Kudo, Ueno, Sando, Uno, Ondo, Penso, Eld, Hendy

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Where is the Endo family from?

You can see how Endo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Endo family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Endo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1871 there were 2 Endo families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Endo's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Endo families in 1871.
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What did your Endo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Endo. 24% of Endo men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Endo women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Endo were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Endo. For the veterans among your Endo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Endo lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Endo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Endo in 1956 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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