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Omar Surname Meaning

Muslim: from the Arabic personal name Omar of uncertain etymology found almost exclusively among Sunni Muslims. It is thought to be related to Arabic ʿāmir ‘prosperous full of life large substantial’ (see Amir ). The root word ʿumr means ‘life’. ʿUmar bin al-Khaṭṭāb was the second of the ‘rightly guided’ caliphs (ruled 634–44); he was known by the title al-Fārūq ‘the distinguisher’ i.e. one who distinguishes between truth and falsehood. Compare Omer and Umar . Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived by a group of elm trees from the collective form of om ‘elm’. Slovenian: unexplained. Altered form of Albanian Omari a cognate of 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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You can see how Omar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Omar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Omar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Omar families living in Derbyshire. This was about 73% of all the recorded Omar's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Omar families in 1891.
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What did your Omar ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Omar. 100% of Omar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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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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What is the average Omar lifespan?

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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