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Iida Family History

Iida Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 飯田 ‘paddy of cooked rice’; perhaps the original meaning was ‘good rice paddy’. One family descended from the Takeda family lived in the village of Iida in Kai (now Yamanashi prefecture); another family of Murakami descent lived in a village by that name in Shinano (now Nagano prefecture). Both families are of the Minamoto clan. The name is also found in Okinawa.

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

Similar surnames: Ida, Toda, Oda, Suda, Ikeda, Kida, Niwa, Ueda, Eidt, Vida

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Where is the Iida family from?

You can see how Iida families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iida family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Iida families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Iida families living in California. This was about 33% of all the recorded Iida's in USA. California had the highest population of Iida families in 1920.
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What did your Iida ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Iida. 34% of Iida men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Iida women worked as a Maid. .

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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
  • Fisherman
  • Field Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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There are 431 military records available for the last name Iida. For the veterans among your Iida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iida lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Iida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Iida in 1963 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

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