Nishihara Family History

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Nishihara Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘western plain’; mostly found in western Japan and the island of Okinawa, where it is also pronounced Nishibaru. Some bearers have Minamoto or Fujiwara origins.

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


Similar surnames: Ishihara, Nishiyama, Nishimura, Nishikawa, Nishioka, Nishida

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Nishihara Family Occupations

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Nishihara Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nishihara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Nishihara in 1963 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

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