Kaneko Family History
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Kaneko Name Meaning
Japanese: ‘golden (or metal) child’; variously written. Bearers of the name are not numerous, but there are several places of this name. It apparently derives from gold dust or iron ore dust found in streams or sand banks; the character representing kane means ‘gold’ and is also the generic term for metal. The surname is mostly found in the Tokyo area and Okinawa Island, and one family is descended from the ancient Mononobe clan.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kano, Kanski, Kanno, Panek, Danko, Panko, Janko, Canedo, Manko