Zaidi Family History
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Zaidi Name Meaning
Muslim: Arabic family name denoting someone descended from an ancestor called Zaid (‘increase’) or a follower of the Shiite imam Zaid al-Shahid. After the death of the fourth Shiite imam, Zaynul Abidin, a branch of the Shiites chose to follow Zaid as the next imam instead of his brother Mu?hammad al–Baqir. Zaidis are found mainly in Yemen.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press