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Sasaki Surname Meaning

Japanese: written phonetically 佐々木. The name perhaps derived from the word misosazai ‘wren’ originated in Ōmi (now Shiga prefecture) and is found mostly in northeastern Japan. Alternatively it may derive from misasagi the term for the great tomb mounds dating from about 250–710 which are found in clusters all over Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Masaki, Iwasaki, Saeki, Osaki, Araki, Saiki, Saari, Tamaki, Sakai

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Where is the Sasaki family from?

You can see how Sasaki families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sasaki family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sasaki families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Sasaki families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Sasaki's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sasaki families in 1911.
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What did your Sasaki ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sasaki. 20% of Sasaki men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Sasaki women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sasaki were Proprietor 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Helper
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Laundress
    7%
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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Sasaki. For the veterans among your Sasaki ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sasaki lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sasaki life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sasaki in 1952 was 39, and 84 in 2004.

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