"Nakayama" and "Tomino"
I am looking for the meanings of these Japanese names.Nakayama: I know that naka means middle and yama means mountain, but does that mean the middle of the mountain, the mountain in the middle etc??Tomino (a first name, not a last name) is an old name from the Edo period.
I have located several different characters and meanings for the name, but was wondering what you might have come up with ~Thanks!
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thanks Marc, i am checking it out!!:)
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wow i found a book called "Nakayamas in US History" (or something like that) on Amazon - do you think that's for real?
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The book is entitled The Nakayama Name in History so I don't know if it includes the US. What I did find at http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:4hEK2-YJ4QIJ:donaanacountyhistsoc.org/Newsletter06-03.pdf+%22Two+Japanese-American+Farming+Families+in+the+Mesilla+Valley%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=ca is the following: "DOÑA ANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY March 16, 2006 Program Peggy Swoveland Title: Two Japanese-American Farming Families in the Mesilla Valley. An oral history of the Nakayama and Yabumoto families since their arrival in the Mesilla Valley in 1915-1918. (The Nakayamas are my father’s family and theYabumotos are my mother’s family. The Nakayamas farmed north of Las Cruces near the village of Doña Ana, and the Yabumotos lived and farmed in the south valley near Anthony.)"
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woah. incredible info you have.are You japanese?I'll forward this on to my dad and aunt.Thanks!Delia Nakayama
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No, I'm not Japanese, I just know how to google like one :-)
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LOL :)
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