Abdelfatah last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Abdelfatah is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Abdelfatah.

Meaning of Abdelfatah

A surname of Arabic origin meaning "servant of the one who opens," referring to an attribute of God.

Abdelfatah, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Abdelfatah surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Abdelfatah in America

Abdelfatah is the 145220th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Abdelfatah surname appeared 114 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 people would have the surname Abdelfatah.

The history of the last name Abdelfatah

The surname Abdelfatah is of Arabic origin, originating from the Middle Eastern region during the medieval period. It is derived from the Arabic words "Abd" meaning "servant" and "El-Fatah" which translates to "the Opener" or "the Conqueror", referring to one of the traditional names of God in Islam.

The name can be traced back to the 7th century, when the Islamic conquests spread across the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Europe. Some of the earliest recorded instances of the name appear in historical documents from the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates, which ruled over vast territories from their capitals in Damascus and Baghdad.

One notable bearer of the surname was Ibn Abdelfatah, a renowned Islamic scholar and jurist who lived in Cordoba, Spain, during the 11th century. He contributed significantly to the study of Islamic jurisprudence and was highly respected among his contemporaries.

Another prominent figure with this surname was Abdelfatah Al-Idrissi, a Moroccan explorer and geographer who lived in the 12th century. He is best known for his work "Nuzhat al-Mushtaq fi Ikhtiraq al-Afaq" (The Pleasure Excursion of One Who Is Eager to Traverse the Regions of the World), which provided detailed descriptions of various regions and peoples of the known world at that time.

During the medieval period, the name Abdelfatah was also found among members of noble families and rulers in various parts of the Islamic world. For instance, the Hafsid Dynasty, which ruled over present-day Tunisia and parts of Algeria from the 13th to the 16th century, had several rulers with the name Abdelfatah.

In the 14th century, Abdelfatah Al-Marrakushi was a renowned Moroccan traveler and writer who authored a detailed account of his travels through Egypt, Syria, and Arabia. His work, "Al-Mu'jib fi Talkhis Akhbar al-Maghrib" (The Marvelous in Summarizing the History of the West), provided valuable insights into the social, cultural, and political landscapes of the regions he visited.

As the Islamic empires expanded and trade routes flourished, the name Abdelfatah spread across various regions, including parts of Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Over time, the name underwent minor spelling variations and adaptations to local languages and dialects, but its core meaning and significance remained intact.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Abdelfatah

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Abdelfatah.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Abdelfatah was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 75.44% 86
Non-Hispanic Black Only 16.67% 19
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 7.02% 8
Hispanic Origin (S)% (S)

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Abdelfatah was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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