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Kawabata Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘side or bank of the river’; written two ways, with two different characters for kawa ‘river’. One family is descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Saionji family; the other from the Sasaki family. The name is also found in Okinawa Island.

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


Similar surnames: Kawakami, Kawahara, Kawai, Kawata, Kagawa, Kawamura, Kawano, Kawamoto

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Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Kawabata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kawabata in 1961 was 54, and 77 in 2003.

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