Hello, my name is Kelvin Andow. I'm the son of Kingo, his brothers & sister are/were Ehico, Kenji, Rinzo, Suzi, and I believe there was one more brother, Ike?. As far as I know, the "Andow" name, at least on my side of it all, was not our families original surname. Some time long ago, one of my great/great/great? grandfathers married into a family with no sons, he took that families surname to carry it on. I'm not sure, exactly what the original surname was. My father's father was James Andow. He came from Japan with his wife, settled in Idaho where his children where born. By time my father was 6, both his parents had pasted away and a couple from Napa Idaho adopted all the children.
I don't know a lot about the family name, my father pasted away 20 years ago and I've lost touch with his side of my heritage. I would be interested in learning more about it if you, or anyone that reads this has information.