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Bar Family History

Bar Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Bär): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber (see Baer ). German (Bär): variant of Baer 1 ‘bear’ and in North America (also) an altered form of this and of its cognate Bähr (see Bahr ). Germanized form (Bär) of Sorbian Běr: from a short form of the Old Sorbian personal name Běrisław (based on the Old Slavic imperative beri ‘collect’). Compare Baer Polish; Czech (mainly Bár): from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Bartholomaeus (Polish Bartłomiej Czech Bartoloměj); see Bartholomew . Hungarian (Bár): from the old personal name Bár. French: habitational name from any of several places so named e.g. in Ardennes and Aube from the Gaulish word barr meaning ‘height peak’. Compare Debar Dubar and Lebar .

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

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

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Where is the Bar family from?

You can see how Bar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Bar families living in Quebec. This was about 29% of all the recorded Bar's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bar families in 1911.
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What did your Bar ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bar. 34% of Bar men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Bar women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bar were Miner 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Engineer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 22,000 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 Lists

There are 7,000 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 Cards

There are 37,000 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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What is the average Bar lifespan?

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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