Vilayat Inayat Khan

19 June 1916–17 June 2004 (Age 87)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Vilayat Inayat

When Vilayat Inayat Khan was born on 19 June 1916, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Hazrat Inayat Khan, was 34 and his mother, Ora Ray Baker, was 24. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1957. He died on 17 June 2004, in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France, at the age of 87.

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World Events (8)

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York
Age 1
Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1920 · Treaty of Versailles 
Age 4
The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris to formally end WWI. It established Peace between the allied forces and set guidelines for Germany.
Age 23
Second World War. Defeat and occupation by Germany. General de Gaulle leads the Resistance from London and Algiers. Allied victory came on May 8, 1945.

Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name or status name based on Turkish khan ‘ruler’, ‘nobleman’. This was originally a hereditary title among Tartar and Mongolian tribesmen (in particular Genghis Khan, 1162–1227 ), but is now very widely used throughout the Muslim world as a personal name. In Iran and parts of the Indian subcontinent it is used as an honorific title after a person's personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (8)

  • Vilayat Inayat-Khan, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"
  • Pir Vilayat Inayat Kahn, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Pir Vilayat Inayat Kahn, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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