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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Muslim : Arabic family name (Tabātabā’ī), an adjectival form denoting descent from someone called Tabātabā, in particular Ismā‛īl bin Ibrahim Tabātabā, a great-grandson of Khalif ‛Alī, fourth and last of the ‘rightly guided’ khalifs (see Ali).

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