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Akbar Name Meaning

Muslim (mainly Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh; also Iran): from a personal name based on Arabic akbar ‘greater’, ‘greatest’, an elative adjective from kabir ‘great’. Allahu Akbar (‘Allah is the Greatest’) is a slogan of Muslims throughout the world. The Mughal emperor known in English as Akbar the Great (Jalal ud-Din Akbar; 1542–1605) extended his rule from a base in Panjab to cover most of the Indian subcontinent by the time of his death. His rule was notable for the integration of Hindus and Muslims in positions of power.

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

Similar surnames: Anwar, Akhtar, Amber, Abbas, Akram, Akbari, Abad, Jabbar, Ammar, Amar

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Where is the Akbar family from?

You can see how Akbar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Akbar family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Akbar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 2 Akbar families living in Michigan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Akbar's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Akbar families in 1920.
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What did your Akbar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Akbar. .

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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

  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 161 census records available for the last name Akbar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akbar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 704 immigration records available for the last name Akbar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 776 military records available for the last name Akbar. For the veterans among your Akbar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Akbar lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Akbar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Akbar in 1969 was 61, and 63 in 2004.

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