Yamagata Family History

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Yamagata Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, with characters meaning ‘mountain shape’ or ‘mountain district’. Bearers of the first are descendants of the Shiba branch of the Minamoto clan, and took the name from a village in Uzen (now Yamagata prefecture). Bearers of the second are of the Tada branch of the same clan, and took their name from a district in Mino (now Gifu prefecture).

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


Similar surnames: Nagata, Yamaoka, Yamamura, Yamashita, Yamada, Yamanaka, Yamazaki

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Yamagata life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Yamagata in 1960 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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