Yamashiro Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘mountain castle’, taken from the name of the main province of the three which now comprise Kyoto prefecture. The place name originally meant ‘behind the mountains’ and described the position of the place relative to the more ancient capital city of Nara. When Emperor Kanmu moved the capital there in 794, he changed the second character to its present meaning. Some other families have taken the name from other places with the same name. The surname is mostly found in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands, where it is pronounced Yamagushiku. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.

List of People with Surname Yamashiro

Based on our public records, there are a total of 130 people with the surname Yamashiro. Among these people surnamed Yamashiro, there are approximately 75 different names, with an average of 1 people who share the same name. David Yamashiro, Amy Yamashiro and Robert Yamashiro are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Yamashiro, with 5, 4 and 4 people respectively.

Moreover, Our data shows that Hawaii has the most people surnamed Yamashiro, with a total of 66 people, and there are a total of 47 different names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Yamashiro, with a total of 47 people and an average of 40 different names.