Idris Family History

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Idris Name Meaning

Muslim: from an Arabic personal name, Idris. Idris is mentioned in the Qur’an as a prophet, and many legends are related of him in Arabic folklore and literature. Linguistically, his name corresponds to Hebrew Ezra, Greek Esdras, but the Muslim figure is not the same person as the Biblical prophet of this name. Some legends about him correspond more nearly to those about the Biblical Enoch. Idris ibn-Abdullah (died 793) was founder of the Idrisid dynasty which ruled Morocco from 789–926 ad.

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

Similar surnames: Edris, Boris, Oris, Loris, Paris, Faris, Sideris, Maris, Duris, Peris

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Idris Family Origin

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Idris Family Occupations

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Idris Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Idris Life Expectancy

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Between 1981 and 2004, in the United States, Idris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Idris in 1981 was 60, and 51 in 2004.

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