Iwamoto Family History
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Iwamoto Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘(one who lives) near the base of the stone’; common in west-central Japan and the Ryukyu Islands. One family is named after Iwamoto-mura in Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture); another descends from Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (1056–1127), an ancestor of several samurai families; still another family is of northern Fujiwara descent.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press