Husain Family History

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Husain Name Meaning

Muslim: from the Arabic personal name ?Husayn, a diminutive of ?Hasan ‘good’, ‘handsome’ (see Hasan). Husain (c. 626–680) and his elder brother Hasan were sons of the khalif ?Ali ibn Abi ?Talib (see Ali) and, through their mother Fatima, grandsons of the Prophet Muhammad. The death of Husain in a massacre at Karbela signaled the beginning of a long period of internecine strife in the Muslim world. Shiite Muslims regard Hasan and his brother Husain as the true successors of Muhammad, and observe the day of his death as a day of mourning. The name is popular among Sunni Muslims as well as Shiites.

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

Similar surnames: Hasan, Hussain, Haskin, Austin, Hulin, Susan, Dustin, Hain, Human

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Husain Family Origin

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Husain Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Husain.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Husain Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 750 military records available for the last name Husain. For the veterans among your Husain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Husain Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Husain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Husain in 1966 was 62, and 62 in 2004.

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