Amar Family History

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Amar Name Meaning

French: Americanized spelling of Hemard. Hindu name found among people from Sind, Pakistan, derived from a personal name based on Sanskrit amar ‘immortal’. Jewish (Sephardic): ornamental name from ’amr, Levantine or Egyptian form of Arabic qamar ‘moon’, or from an Arabic personal name based on ?amr ’long-lived’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Amir, Omar, Mar, Amaro, Jamar, Aman, Azar, Asmar, Mak, Ammar

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Amar Family Origin

Where is the Amar family from?

Amar Family Occupations

What did your Amar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Amar family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Carpenter and Engineer Locomotion were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Amar. The most common Amar occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Amar's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Engineer Locomotion

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Amar ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Amar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Amar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Amar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amar. For the veterans among your Amar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amar Life Expectancy

What is the average Amar lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Amar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Amar in 1955 was 66, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amar ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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