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Rahman Family History

Rahman Surname Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic raḥmān ‘most gracious’. Al-Raḥmān or ar-Raḥmān ‘the Most Gracious’ is an attribute of Allah giving rise to the compound name ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ʿAbdul-Raḥmān ʿAbdur-Raḥmān (see Abdelrahman Abdulrahman and Abdurrahman ). Compare Rehman . Americanized form of German Rahmann: variant of Rademann (see Rademan ). Americanized form of German Rahmann: habitational name for someone from Rahm (see Rahm ).

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


Similar surnames: Rayman, Salman, Radman, Rahmani, Aman, Hayman, Rehman, Richman

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Where is the Rahman family from?

You can see how Rahman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rahman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rahman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Rahman families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Rahman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rahman families in 1891.
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What did your Rahman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rahman. 30% of Rahman men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Rahman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rahman were Owner and House Work. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Owner
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    67%
  • House Work
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rahman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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

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What is the average Rahman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rahman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Rahman in 1963 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

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