Darr Family History

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Darr Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Dear. German (Därr): from a short form of a Germanic personal name, perhaps related to Old High German dart ‘spear’. Variant spelling of German Dorr.

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

Similar surnames: Garr, Marr, Farr, Barr, Parr, Harr, Carr, Garb, Tarr, Damm

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Darr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Darr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Darr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Darr Family Origin

Where is the Darr family from?

Darr Family Occupations

What did your Darr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Darr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Darr's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darr. A less common occupation for the Darr family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Going To School

  • Labourer


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

Darr Historical Records

What Darr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Darr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Darr. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Darr. For the veterans among your Darr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darr Life Expectancy

What is the average Darr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Darr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Darr in 1943 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darr 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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