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Wali Family History

Wali Name Meaning

Muslim (mainly Pashto): from a personal name based on Arabic walī ‘lord guardian protector saint’ or ‘friend’ often interpreted as a short form of Walī Allāh ‘friend of God’ an epithet of the prophet Muhammad. In the Ottoman Empire this word was used as a title for a local administrator. Indian (Kashmir): Brahmin name probably ultimately derived from Arabic walī (see 1 above). Indian (Karnataka): Lingayat name of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Bali, Ali, Wall, Wale, Sani, Walli, Hari, Walia, Cali, Wald

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Where is the Wali family from?

You can see how Wali families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wali family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Wali families were found in USA in 1920, and Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 3 Wali families living in Alberta. This was about 75% of all the recorded Wali's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Wali families in 1911.
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What did your Wali ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Millwright was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Wali. 100% of Wali men worked as a Millwright. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Millwright
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Census Records

There are 313 census records available for the last name Wali. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wali 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Wali. 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 659 military records available for the last name Wali. For the veterans among your Wali ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wali lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Wali life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Wali in 1964 was 83, and 80 in 2002.

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