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Re: Looking for Info On ancestors
Posted by: Jared Hilal Date: June 15, 2001 at 20:15:19
In Reply to: Looking for Info On ancestors by Miguel J Lantigua of 3600

The three names that you have are probably the names of the three brothers. Their children were then refered to as so-and-so ibn-Ali (meaning "son of Ali"), etc.. The "ibn" gets dropped in common usage and voila! a family name.

Hope this helps,
Jared


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