Char Name Meaning

French: from French char ‘cart’, metonymic occupational name for a carter. Anglicized spelling of Slovenian Car, a nickname from carati ‘to practice sorcery’. Indian (Karnataka): Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit acarya ‘teacher’, ‘spiritual guide’.

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


Similar surnames: Car, Dhar, Chard, Chad, Cap, Cham, Clar, Haar, Charo, Chao

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Char Family Origin

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Char Family Occupations

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  • Servant

    100%

In 1881, the most common Char occupation in Canada was Servant. 100% of Char's were Servants.

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Char Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Char life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Char in 1955 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Char

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