The Japanese surnames etymology dictionary.
② Topography . From the temple and the village. Shiga-ken Maibara-shi tells that he called it from the edge with Konaut Temple of Kyouto-fu Kyouto -shi northward. Estimated in the Warring States Period. Mr. Kouchi-ken Kouchi-shi will be the vassal of Kazuyoshi Yamauchi, a warrior of the Sengoku period, Azuchi-Momoyama period, Edo period. Kagoshima-ken Kanoya-shi From Teramura gate of the gate division system which was in Hanaka cho during the Edo period. Good neighbor . Kouchi-ken Aki-gun Nahari-chou There is distribution in Yu.