Ishikawa Family History

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Ishikawa Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘rock river’; found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. Listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. One family, descended from Minamoto no Yoshitoki (11th–12th centuries), settled in Kawachi (now part of Osaka prefecture) and took the place name Ishikawa as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Ichikawa, Nishikawa, Ishihara, Yoshikawa, Ashikaga, Shimada, Morikawa

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Ishikawa Family Origin

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Ishikawa Family Occupations

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Ishikawa Historical Records

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Ishikawa Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ishikawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ishikawa in 1959 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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