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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Japanese : ‘entrance to the rice paddies’; it is found mainly in northeastern Japan and is the surname of an ancient family descended from the Soga family. Other bearers are descended from the Ōtomo clan or the Ashikaga branch of the Fujiwara clan.

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