Last name origin & meaning:
Muslim: occupational name for a silk merchant, from Arabic
̣harīrī ‘related to or associated with silk’. Harir is
also the name of an ancient region on the right bank of the Euphrates
River in Syria. The Arabic scholar and writer Abū Mụhammad
al-Qāsim ibn ‛Alī al-̣Harīrī (1054–1152) was born,
lived, and died in the city of Basra, in southern Iraq.
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