Ishikawa Family History
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Ishikawa Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘rock river’; found mostly in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. Listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. One family, descended from Minamoto no Yoshitoki (11th–12th centuries), settled in Kawachi (now part of Osaka prefecture) and took the place name Ishikawa as their surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Ichikawa, Nishikawa, Ishihara, Yoshikawa, Ashikaga, Shimada, Morikawa