Imam Family History

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Imam Name Meaning

Muslim: status name from Arabic imam, literally ‘one who leads the way’, an honorific title for one who leads prayers in a mosque, also applied to the founders of Islamic law schools. Among Shiite Muslims the title imam is applied to the spiritual leaders descended from Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, and her husband Ali, the fourth and last of the ‘rightly guided’ khalifs (see Ali).

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

Similar surnames: Alam, Iman, Ma, Imai, Adam, Emami, Im, Mamo, Sham, Imm

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Imam Family Origin

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Imam Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Imam.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer

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Imam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 243 census records available for the last name Imam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Imam 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Imam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 961 military records available for the last name Imam. For the veterans among your Imam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Imam Life Expectancy

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Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Imam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Imam in 1971 was 42, and 40 in 2004.

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