Kurihara Family History
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Kurihara Name Meaning
Japanese: meaning ‘chestnut plain’; the surname is borne by several different families. One is descended through the Nakatomi clan from a family of the ancient Korean kingdom of Paekche and is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. Another is descended from the Seiwa-Genji through the Takeda family, and a third from the Taira clan through the Chiba family. There are other bearers of this surname, which is found chiefly in Tokyo area, whose origins are unclear.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press