Khalil Family History

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Khalil Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic khalil ‘friend’. Khalil-ullah ‘friend of Allah’ is an honorific title given to the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham). See the Qur’an 4:125: ‘Allah took Abraham as his friend.’

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

Similar surnames: Khalid, Khatib, Wali, Halim, Jalil, Khalifa, Habib, Khalili, Kalil

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Khalil Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Khalil name?

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

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  • Middle East


  • England & Wales


  • Turkey & the Caucasus


  • Southern Asia


  • Iran/Persia


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Khalil Family Origin

Where is the Khalil family from?

Khalil Family Occupations

What did your Khalil ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Khalil ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Khalil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 762 census records available for the last name Khalil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Khalil 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Khalil. 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 503 military records available for the last name Khalil. For the veterans among your Khalil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Khalil Life Expectancy

What is the average Khalil lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Khalil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Khalil in 1949 was 49, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Khalil ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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