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Watanabe Name Meaning

Japanese: one of the ten most common surnames, especially in eastern Japan. The original meaning was occupational: Wataribe ‘ferrymen’s guild’. Some bearers descend from Minamoto no Toru (822–895), a son of Emperor Saga. A common alternate reading is Watabe.

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


Similar surnames: Tanabe, Hatanaka, Yamanaka, Athanas, Waage, Barnaby, Lalande

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Watanabe Family Origin

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Watanabe Family Occupations

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Watanabe Historical Records

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Passenger List

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Watanabe. For the veterans among your Watanabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Watanabe Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Watanabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Watanabe in 1952 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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