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  1. mukhtarnoun

    The head of a village in many Arab countries and in Cyprus.

  2. Etymology: مختار, from اختار, from خار


  1. Mukhtar

    A mukhtar (Arabic: مختار, romanized: mukhtār, lit. 'chosen one'; Greek: μουχτάρης) is a village chief in the Levant: "an old institution that goes back to the time of the Ottoman rule". According to Amir S. Cheshin, Bill Hutman and Avi Melamed, the mukhtar "for centuries were the central figures". They "were not restricted to Muslim communities" where even non-Arab "Christian and Jewish communities in the Arab world also had mukhtars."Quoting Tore Björgo: "The mukhtar was, among other things, responsible for collecting taxes and ensuring that law and order was prevailing in his village".

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  1. mukhtar

    An Arabic given name meaning "Chosen"

    Etymology: Arabic "muktar" from "iktara" meaning 'to choose'

    Submitted by anonymous on June 28, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mukhtar is ranked #32079 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mukhtar surname appeared 719 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mukhtar.

    42.2% or 304 total occurrences were Asian.
    32.2% or 232 total occurrences were Black.
    18% or 130 total occurrences were White.
    5.8% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mukhtar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mukhtar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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