Tanaka Family History
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Tanaka Name Meaning
Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘center of the rice paddy’. One of the ten most common surnames, it is particularly frequent around the city of Osaka, and is also found in the Ryukyu Islands. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku, but the surname is borne by many unrelated families.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Tanabe, Tamaki, Tagawa, Tabata, Takata, Sakata, Takenaka, Nonaka