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Bahr Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German bar(e) ‘bear’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element.

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


Similar surnames: Baer, Barr, Bahl, Ahr, Haar, Bahn, Baar, Baum, Fahr, Gahr

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Bahr Family Origin

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Bahr Family Occupations

What did your Bahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bahr family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bahr. The most common Bahr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Bahr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Bahr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bahr 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bahr. 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 Bahr. For the veterans among your Bahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Bahr lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bahr in 1941 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bahr 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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