Morimoto Family History
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Morimoto Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘(one who lives) near the forest’, or ‘(one who is) from the forest’; mostly found in western Japan and the island of Okinawa. A family of Settsu (now part of Hyogo prefecture) descended from the Ono family, while another of Kai (now Yamanashi prefecture) descended from the Minamoto clan through the Takeda.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press