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Nishikawa Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘western river’; mostly found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. A less common, alternative pronunciation, Saikawa, is from eastern Japan. A few bearers are of samurai origin.

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


Similar surnames: Ishikawa, Ichikawa, Yoshikawa, Nishiyama, Nishihara, Nishioka

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Nishikawa Family Origin

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Nishikawa Family Occupations

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Nishikawa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nishikawa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nishikawa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Nishikawa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nishikawa. For the veterans among your Nishikawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nishikawa Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nishikawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Nishikawa in 1959 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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