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Assaf Family History

Assaf Name Meaning
Muslim and Christian Arabic: from an Arabic personal name asaf, of unknown etymology. This was the name of Suleiman’s grand wazir, whence it came to be used proverbially as a name for any wise counselor.Jewish (Sephardic): either an adoption of the Arabic name or from the Biblical name Asaph, name of a counselor of King David and King Solomon, to whom authorship of twelve of the Psalms is attributed (1 Chronicles 16:4–5; Psalms 50, 73–83).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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1,659 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
131 Military Records
1,039 Immigration Records
939 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Assaf Families

  • Number of Assaf families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Assaf families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Assaf last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Assaf Family Origin

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Assaf Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Assaf

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Assaf Family Occupations

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Military Service by Assaf

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