Omar Family History

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Omar Name Meaning

Muslim (found almost exclusively among Sunni Muslims): from an Arabic personal name of uncertain etymology. It is thought to be related to Arabic ?amir, which means ‘prosperous’, ‘full of life’, ‘large’, ‘substantial’. The root word ?umr means ‘life’. ?Umar bin al-Kha?t?tab was the second of the ‘rightly guided’ khalifs (ruled 634–44). He was known by the title al-Faruq ‘the distinguisher’, i.e. one who distinguishes between truth and falsehood. He was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad. The Persian poet ?Umar al-Khayyam (1048–1125), also known in English as Omar Khayyam, is the author of the classic poem, the Rubaiyyat. Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a group of elm trees, from the collective form of om ‘elm’.

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

Similar surnames: Amar, Oman, Mar, Pomar, Omer, Hoar, Roman, Haar, Mak, Mars

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Omar Family Origin

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Omar Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Omar occupation in the UK was Housekeeper. 50% of Omar's were Housekeepers. Housekeeper and Slater were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Omar.

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Omar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Omar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Omar 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

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Omar. For the veterans among your Omar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Omar Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Omar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Omar in 1956 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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