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Iwamai Family History

Iwamai Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Iwai, Imai, Iwasaki, Iwata, Isaman, Isaac, Ismail, Amari, Sama, Sakai

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Where is the Iwamai family from?

You can see how Iwamai families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iwamai family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Iwamai families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Iwamai's in USA. California had the highest population of Iwamai families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iwamai surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iwamai ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Iwamai. 100% of Iwamai men worked as a Fisherman. .

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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

  • Fisherman
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8 census records available for the last name Iwamai. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iwamai 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 2 immigration records available for the last name Iwamai. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, 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 military records available for the last name Iwamai. For the veterans among your Iwamai ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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