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Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 渡抜, 渡樌, 渡貫, 綿抜, 綿貫, 四月一日, 四月朔日(Japanese Kanji) わたぬき(Japanese Hiragana) ワタヌキ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. WAH-TAH-NUU-KEE  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname is used as 渡抜, 渡樌, 渡貫, 綿抜, 綿貫, 四月一日 or 四月朔日 with 渡 (to,, meaning "cross, deliver, diameter, ferry, ford, import, migrate, transit," 綿 (men, wata) meaning "cotton," 抜 (hai, hatsu, batsu, nu.kasu, nu.karu,, nu.ku, -nu.ku, nu.keru) meaning "extract, omit, pilfer, pull out, quote, remove, slip out," 樌 (kan, nuki), an outdated kanji meaning "grove," 貫 (kan, tsuranu.ku, nuki, nu.ku) meaning "brace, penetrate, pierce, kan (obsolete unit of measuring weight - equal to 3.75 kg./8.33 lbs. - and currency)," 四 (shi, yo, yo'.tsu, yo.tsu, yon) meaning "four," 月 (gatsu, getsu, tsuki) meaning "month, moon," 一 (ichi, itsu, hito-, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 朔 (saku, tsuitachi) meaning "conjuction (astronomy), first day of the month" and 日 (jitsu, nichi, -ka, hi, -bi) meaning "day, Japan, sun."
Added 8/2/2007 by anonymous
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou