Kamiya Family History

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Kamiya Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘divine valley’; also pronounced Kamitani, Kamegai, and Kabeya. A habitational name; one family, descendants of the Iwaki branch of the Taira clan, took the name from Kamiya-mura in Iwaki (now part of Fukushima prefecture). Other families descend from the northern Fujiwara through the Utsunomiya family, and through Fujiwara no Hidesato (10th century) by his descendant Iga and Satake families. The pronunciation Kamiya is mostly found in eastern Japan and the Ryukyu Islands; the pronunciation Kamitani in western Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Amaya, Kamei, Kaya, Kalina, Vaidya, Lamia, Maia, Sawaya, Miya, Mina

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Kamiya Family Occupations

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kamiya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kamiya in 1945 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

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