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Obama Genealogy and Obama Family History Information

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  • Auma Obama
    Auma Obama is President Barack Obama's half sister. She currently lives in Kenya, but was active campaigning for him in the United States, particularly in Iowa and New Hampshire. Auma Obama was born to...
  • Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (1936 - 1982)
    Barack Hussein OBAMA Sr. was born in 1936 in Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya and died in a car crash in Nairobi, Kenya in 1982, leaving three wives, six sons and a daughter. All but one of his c...
  • Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the USA
    Barack Hussein Obama II born August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Nickname: Barry Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States and the first African American to be elected t...
  • Habiba Akkumu Obama (1895 - d.)

About the Obama surname

It is an African (Luo) surname. The origin of the name is based on the Luo verb that means “to be bent” or “to be twisted.”[1] It is not an uncommon Luo surname. The name comes from Swahili and refers to members of the Luo tribe who converted to Islam.

Obama (小浜) is also a Japanese surname literally meaning "little beach"[4]. The Obama clan (小浜氏) were a samurai clan of feudal Japan.