Kobayashi Family History

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Kobayashi Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘small forest’; one of the ten most common Japanese surnames, found especially in central Japan; the different families bearing this name are not all related. The name is also found in the Ryukyu Islands.

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


Similar surnames: Takahashi, Hayashi, Hirabayashi, Koyanagi, Ohashi, Kawakami

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Kobayashi Family Occupations

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Kobayashi Historical Records

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Kobayashi Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kobayashi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Kobayashi in 1951 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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