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Uehara Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 上原 ‘upper plain’. It is from a common placename also sometimes pronounced Kamihara (which can be written 神原 to mean ‘divine plain’). The surname like the placename is found throughout Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. Commonly Romanized as Uyehara in older immigrant families.

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


Similar surnames: Uemura, Ueda, Tahara, Ikehara, Ohara, Hara, Kihara, Mihara, Uyehara

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Where is the Uehara family from?

You can see how Uehara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Uehara family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 38 Uehara families living in Hawaii. This was about 93% of all the recorded Uehara's in USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Uehara families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Uehara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Uehara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Uehara. 56% of Uehara men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Uehara women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Uehara were Salesman and Cook. .

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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
    56%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    31%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Servant
    24%
  • Cook
    16%
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Census Records

There are 727 census records available for the last name Uehara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Uehara 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Uehara. 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 185 military records available for the last name Uehara. For the veterans among your Uehara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Uehara lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Uehara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Uehara in 1947 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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