Assad Family History
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Assad Name Meaning
from an Arabic personal name, As?ad ‘happiest’, ‘luckiest’, a superlative adjective derived from sa?ida ‘to be lucky or happy’. Compare Said. nickname or ornamental name from Arabic asad ‘lion’. This was adopted as a surname by ?Hafe?z al-Assad (1928–2000), president of Syria from 1971 until his death.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press