Kondo Family History
Kondo Name Meaning
Japanese (Kondo): variously written, the most usual form being with characters meaning ‘nearby wisteria’, and actually designating ‘Fujiwara of Omi’ (Omi no Fujiwara). Kon (‘near’) is the Sino-Japanese pronunciation of chika, as in Chika-tsu-awa-umi (‘Nearer Lake’, now Shiga prefecture). The name refers to Lake Biwa and was shortened by usage to Omi. The surname is mostly found in the Tokyo area.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press