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Fujiwara Name Meaning

Japanese: written 藤原 ‘wisteria plain’. It is the name of the greatest noble clan of classical Japan. They descend from the statesman Nakatomi no Kamatari (614–669) who was awarded the Fujiwara surname by Emperor Tenji for his part in crushing the powerful Soga family and placing Tenji on the throne. Fujiwara is a common placename in Japan. Kamatari's birthplace was Fujiwara in Yamato (in present-day Kashihara-shi Nara prefecture). The surname is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku as is the ancestral name Nakatomi . The family claims descent from Ame no Koyane a son of the deity Takamimusubi and a companion of the mythical hero Ninigi.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kurihara, Fujioka, Fujikawa, Fujita, Sugawara, Fukuhara, Ishihara

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You can see how Fujiwara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fujiwara family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Fujiwara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Fujiwara families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Fujiwara's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Fujiwara families in 1911.
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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fujiwara. 100% of Fujiwara men worked as a Labourer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fujiwara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Fujiwara in 1952 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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