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

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In 1921, Labourer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA 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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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Engineer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper

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

Bar Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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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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