Ansari Family History

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Ansari Name Meaning

Muslim: from the Arabic name An?sari ‘one who traces his lineage to one of the An?sar’. An?sar is the plural of Na?sir ‘friend’, ‘supporter’, a term traditionally used to denote the people of Medina who helped the Prophet Muhammad after the Hegira in 622 ad. Thabit ibn Qais al An?sari was one of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad, to whom he gave the good news of entry into paradise.

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

Similar surnames: Anwar, Sani, Antar, Amari, Zangari, Hari, Anspach, Antrim, Gennari

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Ansari Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ansari name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ansari. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia


  • Iran/Persia


  • England & Wales


  • Western & Central India


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Ansari Family Origin

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Ansari Family Occupations

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Ansari Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 209 census records available for the last name Ansari. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ansari 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 486 immigration records available for the last name Ansari. 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 Card

There are 76 military records available for the last name Ansari. For the veterans among your Ansari ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ansari Life Expectancy

What is the average Ansari lifespan?

Between 1976 and 2004, in the United States, Ansari life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ansari in 1976 was 63, and 58 in 2004.

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