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Wahab Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic wahhab ‘giver’. Al-Wahhab ‘the All-Giver’ is one of the names of Allah (Qur’an 38:35). As a personal name, this is usually found in compounds such as ?Abd al-Wahhab ‘servant of the All-Giver’. Mu?hammad ibn ?Abd al-Wahhab (1703–87) was the founder of the Wahhabi movement for the purification of Islam.

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

Similar surnames: Rahal, Bahar, Wahba, Gahan, Saab, Mahal, Taha, Walas, Wahl, Waas

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Wahab Family Origin

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Wahab Family Occupations

What did your Wahab ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farmer & Merchant and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wahab. A less common occupation for the Wahab family was Merchant. The most common Wahab occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Wahab's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer & Merchant

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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Wahab Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wahab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wahab 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 566 immigration records available for the last name Wahab. 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 309 military records available for the last name Wahab. For the veterans among your Wahab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wahab Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Wahab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Wahab in 1964 was 91, and 77 in 2004.

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