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Mustafa Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic mu?s?tafa ‘chosen’, from Arabic ?safa ‘to be pure’, ‘to be select’. For Muslims, Al-Mu?s?tafa is an epithet referring to the Prophet Muhammad, while among Arabic-speaking Christians it is applied to St. Paul. Mu?s?tafa is among the most popular personal names in the Islamic world. In Turkey, it is often chosen in honor of Mustafa Kamal Atatürk (1881–1938), founder of modern Turkey. Spanish (of Arabic origin): from the Arabic personal name (see 1 above). Italian: from the Arabic personal name (see 1 above), or from a nickname from Calabrian mustafà ‘strong man with a walrus moustache’.

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


Similar surnames: Musa, Moustafa, Eustace, Mostafa, Musarra, Mustard, Austad, Sultana

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Where is the Mustafa family from?

You can see how Mustafa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mustafa family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 24 Mustafa families living in Massachusetts. This was about 35% of all the recorded Mustafa's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Mustafa families in 1920.
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What did your Mustafa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Grocer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mustafa. 48% of Mustafa men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    48%
  • Salesman
    30%
  • Grocer
    12%
  • Barber
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Grocer
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mustafa. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mustafa. For the veterans among your Mustafa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mustafa lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Mustafa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Mustafa in 1962 was 74, and 57 in 2004.

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