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