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Rahman Family History

Rahman Name Meaning
Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ra?hman ‘most gracious’, usually forming part of a compound name such as ?Abd ur-Ra?hman ‘servant of the Most Gracious’. ur-Ra?hman (al-Rahman) ‘the Most Gracious’ is an attribute of Allah. ?Abd ur-Ra?hman ibn ?Awf was one of the Companions to whom the Prophet Muhammad gave the good news of entering into paradise. This name is widespread throughout the Muslim world.German (Rahmann): variant of Rademann, topographic name from Low German Rade ‘area cleared of forest’, or a habitational name for someone from any of the places named Rade, from this word. Alternatively, it may be a habitational name for someone from Rahm (see Rahm 1).

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

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31,380 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,029 Military Records
3,255 Immigration Records
2,721 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rahman Families

  • Number of Rahman families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rahman families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rahman Family Origin

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Rahman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rahman

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Rahman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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