Kawata Family History
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Kawata Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘rice paddy near the river’; the version of this name written with the more common character for ‘river’ is found in the Tokyo and Osaka areas; the version with the traditional character for ‘river’ is found mostly in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Nakata, Nagata, Arata, Kawano, Sakata, Kurata, Kawai, Tabata, Sawada