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Bara Family History

Bara Name Meaning

Polish: from a shortened vernacular form of the personal name Bartłomiej (see Bartholomew ). Czech (Bára) and Slovak: from a pet form of the female personal name Barbora (Czech) Barbara (Slovak) or possibly of the male personal name Bartoloměj (Czech) Bartolomej (Slovak); see Bartholomew . Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Barabás (see Barabas ). French: probably from the regional form bara ‘ram’ a nickname relating to some characteristic of this animal or from Old French and Occitan barat ‘ruse guile’ denoting a sly or deceitful person. Compare Barra Spanish: habitational name from Bara in Huesca province (Aragon). Possibly also Scottish: habitational name from Bara the name of an old manor and parish in East Lothian.

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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Where is the Bara family from?

You can see how Bara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Bara families living in Alberta. This was about 35% of all the recorded Bara's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Bara families in 1911.
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What did your Bara ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Baker was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bara. 50% of Bara men worked as a Baker. .

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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

  • Baker
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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