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Oyama Name Meaning

‘small mountain’; another common pronunciation is Koyama. Both are found throughout Japan. One Oyama family is descended from Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century). (Oyama): ‘large mountain’. Some modern bearers have samurai connections, and the name is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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


Similar surnames: Koyama, Toyama, Aoyama, Ohara, Okuma, Ozawa, Ojala, Okada, Obara

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Oyama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Oyama in 1948 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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