Family name origins & meanings
- Japanese : ‘alms’; a noble family of Yamato (now Nara prefecture), descended from Prince Ōyamamori (5th century), a son of Emperor Ōjin, who died rebelling against his brother, Emperor Nintoku, after their father’s death. Others of the same name descend from the Minamoto, Taira, and other prominent clans. Listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. The name is most common in eastern Japan.
- German : topographic name for someone living by the Fuse river near Celle (Hannover) or habitational name from a place called Fuse in eastern Germany.