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Tanaka Name Meaning

Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘center of the rice paddy’. One of the ten most common surnames, it is particularly frequent around the city of Osaka, and is also found in the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku, but the surname is borne by many unrelated families.

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


Similar surnames: Tanabe, Tamaki, Tagawa, Tabata, Takata, Sakata, Takenaka, Nonaka

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Tanaka Family Origin

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Tanaka Family Occupations

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Tanaka Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Tanaka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tanaka in 1941 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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