Shibata Family History
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Shibata Name Meaning
Japanese: there are two names with this pronunciation, written with different characters. The one written with characters meaning ‘turf’ and ‘rice paddy’ is found mainly in eastern Japan and is from the Tachibana family. The other, written with characters meaning ‘brushwood’ and ‘rice paddy’, is found chiefly on the island of Kyushu and along the southeastern seaboard, and is from the Seiwa-Genji. Both forms occur in the Ryukyu islands.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Shiba, Shimada, Hirata, Shibuya, Tabata, Ishikawa, Hirota, Miyata