Shams Family History & Genealogy

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Shams Surname History

According to one branch of the Shams family, the family can be traced back to the village of Majdal Shams (meaning the "glory of the Sham") in Syria as far back as 900AD.  This branch of the Shams family is now living in Lebanon and is Druze (a branch of Islam). Please scroll down this page to read more about the Shams family and its history.  If you have additional information about the Shams family, please add it to this page.

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Shams Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Some people say that the Shams family is an old, important, well educated Iraqi family. Over decades, the Shams family has moved around to different countries but the original family is now living in Lebanon and has been in Hasbaya, Lebanon  for more than 500 years. As proof of this information, the Shams house is located in Hasbaya, Lebanon because the Shams family took the city as the capital of their occupied area (in Lebanon) during the  Ottoman Empire. According to one branch of the Shams family, the family can be Syrian, Lebanese, and/or Iraqui.  This branch of the family is Druze, an Islamic sect that incorporates elements of Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, and other philosophies.

Shams Meaning & Etymology

The Shams family lived in a village called Majdal Shams in Jolan,Syria between 900 and 1400 AD.  The name of the village means the "Glory of Shams family" and there are still three huge houses for the Shams family in Majdal. The Sham family are now living  in Hasbay, Lebanon. Shams family is a Druze family (a Islam sect).

Shams Life Expectancy

According to our database of 38 people with the last name Shams that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

60.4
years

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Famous People named Shams

Some famous people from the Shams family:

  • Salim Bk Shams 
  • Sami Bk Shams 1889-1932
  • Behjat Bk Shams 1917-2003

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Most Common Shams First Names

According to our database of 85 people with the last name Shams that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Muhammad 3.5%
  • Hussain 2.4%
  • Shahzada 2.4%
  • Mohammad 2.4%
  • Asm 2.4%
  • S 2.4%
  • Akbar 2.4%
  • Hamid 2.4%
  • M 2.4%
  • Shamim 1.2%
  • Baharak 1.2%
  • Nasser 1.2%
  • Daniel 1.2%
  • Susan 1.2%
  • Fard 1.2%
  • Mehrdad 1.2%
  • Seyed 1.2%
  • Maqsood 1.2%
  • Azizudin 1.2%
  • Jamshid 1.2%
  • Aftab 1.2%
  • Amir 1.2%
  • Sanjukta 1.2%
  • Abu bakar 1.2%
  • Abdullah 1.2%
  • Wm 1.2%
  • Khondakar 1.2%
  • Qazi 1.2%
  • Sardar 1.2%
  • Sayid 1.2%
  • Morris 1.2%
  • William 1.2%
  • Rose 1.2%
  • Shermineh 1.2%
  • Renee 1.2%
  • Joe 1.2%
  • Sidney 1.2%
  • Elza n. 1.2%
  • E.e. 1.2%
  • Naveed 1.2%
  • Mehrak 1.2%
  • Ahmad 1.2%
  • Arlene 1.2%
  • Cheryl 1.2%
  • Farzad 1.2%
  • Saeeda 1.2%
  • Anthony 1.2%
  • Joan 1.2%
  • Max mahmoo 1.2%
  • Omar 1.2%

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