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Baar Family History

Baar Name Meaning

German: variant of Bahr or a habitational name from either of two places called Baar one in the Eifel region and the other in Bavaria. Dutch (also Van Baar): habitational name for someone from Baar a village near Angerlo and a hamlet near Wehl both in Gelderland province. Dutch (also De Baar): nickname from Middle Dutch baar ‘bare naked’ given to a poor person. Czech: from a short form of the personal name Bartoloměj (see Bartholomew ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bear, Bar, Saar, Haar, Naar, Paar, Barr, Gaar, Baab, Bahr

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Where is the Baar family from?

You can see how Baar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Baar families living in British Columbia. This was about 67% of all the recorded Baar's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Baar families in 1911.
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What did your Baar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baar. 15% of Baar men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Baar women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baar were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Baar. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Baar. For the veterans among your Baar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baar lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Baar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Baar in 1959 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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