Imai Family History

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Imai Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘new residence’, but mostly written with characters meaning ‘new well’; also written with other characters, pronounced Arai, with the same meanings. Several families of Minamoto descent and one from the Sasaki line originated in villages of this name. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Iwai, Arai, Iha, Rai, Maki, Imam, Maia, Hai, Ismail, Ma

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Imai Family Origin

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Imai Family Occupations

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Imai Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Imai Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Imai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Imai in 1957 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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