Sugawara Family History
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Sugawara Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘sedge plain’, found mostly in northeastern Japan; listed in the Shinsen shojiroku as Sugahara. The family was prominent at court throughout the ninth century. Their most noted son, Sugawara no Michizane (845–903), was a famous scholar and poet who is now revered as the patron saint of scholarship. Some bearers of the name pronounce it Kanbara.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Sugihara, Fujiwara, Nakahara, Kuwahara, Miyahara, Sakata, Sawada