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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : from the Arabic family name ‛Abbāsī, a derivative of the personal name ‛Abbās (see Abbas), denoting someone descended from or associated with someone called ‛Abbās, in particular a descendant of the Abbasid dynasty of khalifs, who ruled the Islamic world from 750, when they founded a new capital in Baghdad, to 1258, when they were destroyed by the Mongols.

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