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Iwamoto Family History

Iwamoto Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 岩本 ‘(one who lives) near or on the stone’. It is common in west-central Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. One family is named after Iwamoto-mura in Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture); another descends from Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (1056–1127) an ancestor of several samurai families; still another family is of northern Fujiwara descent.

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


Similar surnames: Miyamoto, Okamoto, Minamoto, Hamamoto, Yamamoto, Sakamoto, Sato

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Where is the Iwamoto family from?

You can see how Iwamoto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iwamoto family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 65 Iwamoto families living in Hawaii. This was about 61% of all the recorded Iwamoto's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Iwamoto families in 1920.
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What did your Iwamoto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Iwamoto. 25% of Iwamoto men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Iwamoto women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iwamoto were Salesman and Dressmaker. .

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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
    25%
  • Carpenter
    21%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Proprietor
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Dressmaker
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 649 military records available for the last name Iwamoto. For the veterans among your Iwamoto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iwamoto lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Iwamoto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Iwamoto in 1954 was 52, and 69 in 2004.

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