Shahid Family History

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Shahid Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic shahid ‘martyr’ (see the Qur’an 57:19) It is a title of honor accorded to those who have embraced death in the cause of Islam. The associated word shafid means ‘witness’. Ash-Shafid ‘the witness’ is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad.

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

Similar surnames: Shahidi, Shadid, Hamid, Sharif, Khalid, Shafi, Shakir, Shad, Shah

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Shahid Family Origin

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Shahid Family Occupations

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Shahid Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 212 census records available for the last name Shahid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shahid 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 133 immigration records available for the last name Shahid. 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 63 military records available for the last name Shahid. For the veterans among your Shahid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shahid Life Expectancy

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Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Shahid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Shahid in 1968 was 82, and 81 in 2004.

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