Char Family History

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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

What did your Char ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Char. 25% of Char men worked as a Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Tailor
  • Farmer
  • Cook

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

Char Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Char. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Char 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 Char. 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 448 military records available for the last name Char. For the veterans among your Char ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Char Life Expectancy

What is the average Char lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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