Nakao Family History
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Nakao Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘middle tail’, ‘tail’ being topographic and denoting the lower slope of a mountain, not an animal’s tail. Three separate families descend from the southern Fujiwara through the Kudo family, from the Akamatsu family, and from the Taira clan. The name is also found on the island of Okinawa.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press