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Arakawa Name Meaning

Japanese: topographic name meaning literally ‘wild river’, probably referring to the Arakawa River, which drains the Kanto Plain into Tokyo Bay. There are other rivers of the same name. This surname is mostly found in eastern Japan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Yamakawa, Hayakawa, Kurokawa, Araya, Arata, Okawa, Araki, Maekawa

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Arakawa Family Occupations

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Arakawa Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Arakawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Arakawa in 1958 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

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