Kawabata Family History
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Kawabata Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘side or bank of the river’; written two ways, with two different characters for kawa ‘river’. One family is descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Saionji family; the other from the Sasaki family. The name is also found in Okinawa Island.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kawakami, Kawahara, Kawai, Kawata, Kagawa, Kawamura, Kawano, Kawamoto