Bara Family History

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Bara Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Bara, the name of an old manor and parish in East Lothian. Polish, Czech, and Slovak (Bára): from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej (see Bartholomew), or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Barabás (see Barabas). French: nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, from Old French barat ‘commerce’, ‘dealings’, a derivative of barater ‘to barter’. Compare Barratt. Aragonese: habitational name from Bara in Uesca province, Aragon. Catalan (Barà): respelling of Catalan Berà in Tarragona, Catalonia (see Bera).

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

Similar surnames: Bar, Basa, Barna, Bora, Barak, Bard, Bera, Barca, Bala, Baro

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Bara Family Origin

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Bara Family Occupations

What did your Bara ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bara occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Bara's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Bara family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Scout and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bara.

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  • Laborer

  • Scout

  • At School

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bara ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bara 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bara. 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 998 military records available for the last name Bara. For the veterans among your Bara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bara Life Expectancy

What is the average Bara lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bara in 1953 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bara 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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