Family name origins & meanings
- Japanese : from a common place name throughout Japan meaning ‘divine rice paddy’; also pronounced Kamita and Kōda. The more prominent families of this name are descended either from the notorious 10th-century rebel Taira no Masakado, or from theMinamoto clan through the Matsuura family.
- Indian (Panjab) : Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. The wordkə̣ṇdā means ‘thorn’ in Panjabi.
- Czech : nickname from dialect kandat ‘prattler’, ‘chatterer’.