Ahmad Family History

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Ahmad Name Meaning

Muslim (widespread throughout the Muslim world): from the Arabic personal name A?hmad ‘the most praised’, elative adjective from ?hamid (see Hamid). This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad. In the Qur’an (6:16) Jesus foretells the arrival of A?hmad (the Prophet Muhammad) in the words: ‘I have brought good news about a messenger who will come after me, whose name will be A?hmad’.

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

Similar surnames: Rahman, Ahmadi, Aman, Samad, Abad, Hammad, Aswad, Hamad, Asmar, Shad

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Ahmad Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ahmad name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ahmad. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia


  • Middle East


  • England & Wales


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Ahmad Family Origin

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Ahmad Family Occupations

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Ahmad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ahmad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ahmad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ahmad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ahmad. For the veterans among your Ahmad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ahmad Life Expectancy

What is the average Ahmad lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ahmad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Ahmad in 1963 was 60, and 61 in 2004.

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