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Ashikaga Name Meaning

Japanese: meaning ‘place of reeds’ (usually written phonetically with characters meaning ‘foot’ and ‘advantage’), a habitational name from a place in Shimotsuke (now Tochigi prefecture). Although not a common surname now, it is one of the great names in Japanese history. Founded by Minamoto Yoshiyasu (1126?–57), the family gained prominence when Ashikaga Takauji (1305–58) established the Ashikaga (or Muromachi) Shogunate in 1338; the institution endured until 1573. The family produced many warriors and artists of renown, and several other important families are descended from them. The famous Ashikaga Gakko, a school of military and Confucian studies which operated until 1872, was reputedly founded by Yoshiyasu’s son, Yoshikane (1147?–99). Another Ashikaga family, unrelated to the above, is descended from the Fujiwara clan.

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

Similar surnames: Ishikawa, Ishihara, Yoshikawa, Haga, Ichikawa, Higa, Shibata

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Between 1975 and 1984, in the United States, Ashikaga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ashikaga in 1975 was 83, and 74 in 1984.

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