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Yada Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 矢田 ‘arrow’ and ‘rice paddy’. In eastern Japan it is written 谷田 ‘valley rice paddy’ and pronounced Yata. The ancient surname Yatabe 矢田部 ‘Yata guild’ is in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Indian: probably a clipping of the Ahir name Yadav .

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


Similar surnames: Sada, Rada, Lada, Yadav, Wada, Hada, Dada, Tada, Cada, Yanda

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Where is the Yada family from?

You can see how Yada families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yada family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Yada families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Yada family living in Monmouthshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Yada's in United Kingdom. Monmouthshire had the highest population of Yada families in 1891.
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What did your Yada ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yada. 62% of Yada men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Yada women worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    62%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Cook
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 849 census records available for the last name Yada. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yada 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 639 immigration records available for the last name Yada. 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 189 military records available for the last name Yada. For the veterans among your Yada ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yada lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Yada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Yada in 1967 was 74, and 42 in 2004.

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