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Iwasaki Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 岩崎 or 巌崎 ‘stone cape’ also pronounced Iwazaki and Iwagasaki. This is a common placename throughout Japan found as a surname in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. One family was samurai of Tosa (now Kōchi prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Iwai, Sasaki, Kawasaki, Kasai, Yamasaki, Miyazaki, Masaki, Hamasaki

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Where is the Iwasaki family from?

You can see how Iwasaki families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iwasaki family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Iwasaki families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 18 Iwasaki families living in California. This was about 38% of all the recorded Iwasaki's in USA. California had the highest population of Iwasaki families in 1920.
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What did your Iwasaki ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Iwasaki. 22% of Iwasaki men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Iwasaki women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iwasaki were Farmer 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
    22%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 567 military records available for the last name Iwasaki. For the veterans among your Iwasaki ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iwasaki lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Iwasaki life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Iwasaki in 1952 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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