Khan Family History
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Khan Name Meaning
Muslim: from a personal name or status name based on Turkish khan ‘ruler’, ‘nobleman’. This was originally a hereditary title among Tartar and Mongolian tribesmen (in particular Genghis Khan, 1162–1227), but is now very widely used throughout the Muslim world as a personal name. In Iran and parts of the Indian subcontinent it is used as an honorific title after a person’s name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Han, Shan, Kan, Hahn, Bean, Kwon, Oran, Kano, Ahn, Kuhn