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Tanabe Name Meaning

Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘side of the rice paddy’; it is found mostly in western Japan. The ancient pronunciation was Tanobe and meant ‘rice paddy guild’, denoting a group charged with care of the emperor’s fields. The ancient Tanabe of Kawachi (presently part of Nara prefecture) claimed descent from emperors of the Chinese Han dynasty (206 bc–ad 220). The surname is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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


Similar surnames: Tanaka, Takagi, Watanabe, Tagawa, Lagace, Tabb, Taube, Knabe, Andre

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Tanabe Family Origin

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Tanabe Family Occupations

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Tanabe Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tanabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tanabe in 1954 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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