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Niwa Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically, the most probable meanings are ‘two wings’ or ‘garden’. Two noble families, one descended from the Minamoto and the other from the Fujiwara, both originated in Owari (now part of Aichi prefecture). The name is not common in Japan and is found mostly along the southeastern seaboard.

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


Similar surnames: Nii, Sawa, Iida, Iwai, Ida, Noya, Niva, Noda, Nida, Nice

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Niwa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Niwa in 1964 was 73, and 68 in 2004.

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