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Origin and popularity of the name WADA


Wada : 1: Japanese: written 和田 ‘harmonious rice paddy’. An older formerly more common reading was Nigita with a meaning similar to that of Yoshida. One powerful family of daimyō (feudal lords) descended from the Taira through the Miura family took their name from the village of Wada in the Miura Peninsula.2: West African (Nigeria and Niger): from a Hausa and Fulani male personal name from Hausa wada ‘wealth’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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