Bar Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber (see Baer). Variant spelling of German Bahr or Baer. Polish and Czech: from a short form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Polish Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej; see Bartholomew). Hungarian (Bár): from the old secular personal name Bár.

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


Similar surnames: Bara, Baer, Bart, Bear, Ban, Baar, Mar, Bard, Bak, Baro

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Bar Family Origin

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Bar Family Occupations

What did your Bar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bar occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Bar's were Farmers. Farmer, Son and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bar. A less common occupation for the Bar family was Farmerson.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Son

    22%
  • Farm Labourer

    11%
  • Farmerson

    11%

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Bar Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bar Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Bar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bar in 1964 was 70, and 89 in 2003.

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