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Demar Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Themar (between Meiningen and Coburg). Possibly an altered spelling of the French family name Demars, a habitational name for someone from any of the places called Mars, for example in the Ardennes, Creuse, Gard, Loire, and Loire-Inférieure. The place name is from the personal name Martius, the name of the proprietor of the villa.

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


Similar surnames: Demark, Demay, Debar, Detar, Demary, Deman, Demars, Delmar, Deger

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Where is the Demar family from?

You can see how Demar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Demar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Demar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Demar families living in Quebec. This was about 48% of all the recorded Demar's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Demar families in 1911.
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What did your Demar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Demar. 32% of Demar men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Demar women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Demar were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 793 immigration records available for the last name Demar. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Demar. For the veterans among your Demar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Demar lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Demar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Demar in 1952 was 37, and 87 in 2004.

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