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Family name
Qureshi Family Logo, taken from
Pronunciation [qureːʃiː], [qureʃiː]
Meaning Member of the Quraish tribe
Region of origin Worldwide
Related names Qureshi, Quraishi, Qureshy, Quraishy, Qoraishi, Qoreshi, Koraishi, Kureshi, Kureshy, Kureishi, Coreishi, قریشی
Clan affiliations Hashmi, Siddiqui, Farooqi, Usmani, Syed, Abbasi, Jafri, Shah[1]

Qureyshi (also known as Qureshi, Quraishi, Qureshy, Quraishy, Qoraishi, Qoreshi, Koraishi, Kureshi, Kureshy, Kureishi, Coreish, Urdu: قریشی‎) is a Muslim family name, originating from the Quraish tribe, which was the noblest tribe in Mecca around the time of the birth of Muhammad.[2] At the time of Muhammad’s birth, his grandfather Abdul Muttalib[3] was the tribal head.

Quresh is also the name of the 106th Surah of the Qur'an.

Qureshi family members are dispersed across the world. Due to the Arab conquest of foreign lands, the Quresh tribe established itself in South Asia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. The descendants of Arabs who arrived with Muhammad Bin Qasim settled in South Asia.


Abdul Qureshibin Malik bin An-Nadr/Qais bin Kinanah bin Khuzaimah bin Mudriqa bin Ilyas/Ayas bin Mudar bin Nazaar/Nizar bin Muaad bin Adnan Adnan bin Hazrat Ismael bin Hazrat Ibraheem bin Azar/Tarih bin Nahoor bin Saroosh/Saru bin Ra,oor/Ra,u bin Fahish/Falikh bin Aadir/Abir bin Shalikh bin Arqafshaar/Arfakhshad bin Saam bin Hazrat Noah/Nuh bin Lamik bin Matushaalah/Matulsalk/Mutwashlack bin Hazrat Idrees bin Yaar/Yarid bin Malhan,ne/Mahla,il bin Kinan/Qainan bin Aanoosh/Anwas/Anusha bin Hazrat Shees/Sheth bin Hazrat Aadam

Qureshi Family in Pakistan

The Qureshi family in Pakistan is descended from Sufi Bahauddin Zakariya, who was from the Hashemite family. Some members live in Punjab and some in Sindh. Similarly, many Qureshi descendants who migrated to Pakistan from India settled in different areas.

It is also known that many people in Pakistan and India adopted the family name due to devotion to religious Qureshi saints. This trend is contrary to normal caste and clan systems that prevails in South Asia.


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