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Iwaya Family History

Iwaya 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: Iwata, Araya, Iwai, Wada, Kaya, Amaya, Anaya, Way, Caya, Raya

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Where is the Iwaya family from?

You can see how Iwaya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iwaya family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Iwaya families living in California. This was about 40% of all the recorded Iwaya's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Iwaya families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iwaya surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iwaya ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Iwaya ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Iwaya family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 16 census records available for the last name Iwaya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iwaya 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 119 immigration records available for the last name Iwaya. 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 10 military records available for the last name Iwaya. For the veterans among your Iwaya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iwaya lifespan?

Between 1963 and 1987, in the United States, Iwaya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Iwaya in 1963 was 80, and 90 in 1987.

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