Yamada Family History

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Yamada Name Meaning

Japanese: from a place name meaning ‘mountain rice paddy’; the surname, like the place name, is very common, so that many of its bearers may be unrelated. The surname is especially common along the eastern seaboard. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

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

Similar surnames: Hamada, Yasuda, Sawada, Yamane, Amaya, Yamaoka, Zawada, Kamara, Imada

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Yamada Family Origin

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Yamada Family Occupations

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Yamada Historical Records

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Yamada Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Yamada life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Yamada in 1955 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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