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Iwamura Family History

Iwamura 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: Imamura, Tamura, Kawamura, Kitamura, Okamura, Mura, Kamara, Iwamoto

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Where is the Iwamura family from?

You can see how Iwamura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iwamura family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Iwamura families living in Hawaii. This was about 82% of all the recorded Iwamura's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Iwamura families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iwamura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iwamura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Iwamura. 50% of Iwamura men worked as a Carpenter and 28% of Iwamura women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iwamura were Laborer and Laundress. .

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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

  • Carpenter
    50%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Laundress
    19%
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Census Records

There are 254 census records available for the last name Iwamura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iwamura 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 612 immigration records available for the last name Iwamura. 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 82 military records available for the last name Iwamura. For the veterans among your Iwamura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iwamura lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Iwamura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Iwamura in 1966 was 76, and 97 in 2004.

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