The Japanese surnames etymology dictionary.
① Topography . From the turtle and the valley. 亀ケ谷 surname is given. 亀ケ谷 reference. Ooita-ken Ooita-shi Kamakura period near Shimura (formerly Oosai Township), Gifu-ken Kani-shi Kanayama in Azuchi Momoyama era, Hokkaidou Hakodate-shi , Saitama-ken Saitama-shi Iwakuni ku Temple and Buddhist Temple, Nagasaki-ken It was in the Edo period in Tsushima-shi .
② Occupation . From the name of Kameya (Kameya). Toyama-ken , Iwate-ken There is a tradition in Ichinoseki-shi . Estimated in the Edo period. Tottori-ken Tottori-shi Aoyagi Town In Aoya tells that the branch of Yamanae surname was called from the shop name of Kameya in the early Edo period. 山名 reference. Nara - ken Gojou - shi Tell him that in the Edo period he was engaged in agriculture and forestry under the name of Kameya. Good neighbor . Oosaka-fu Izumisano-shi Based in Minami-kashakai .
⑤ Shimane-ken Hamada-shi birthplace of Nagasawa Town (formerly Kameya). Place name unknown record era. Tradition on the same place. Toukyou-to Nerima-ku In Minamidancha told from Shimane-ken to Fukui-ken Echizen-shi that he came to the North - South morning era.
⑦ In Okinawa-ken it is a turtle.