Takano Family History
Takano Name Meaning
Japanese: written 高野 ‘high field’ a common placename. This surname is found mostly in eastern Japan and is listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Alternate readings found in western Japan are Kōno (see Kono ) and Kōya the latter being taken from the name of the famed mountain in Kii (now Wakayama prefecture) where the Buddhist monk Kūkai (774–835) built a monastery the teachings of which had a profound effect on Japanese civilization.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press