Gaar Family History

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Gaar Name Meaning

Dutch (van de Gaar): habitational name for someone from De Gader, an area of Hasselt in northeastern Belgium. Dutch: variant of van de Geer, a topographic name for someone living by a piece of land that tapered to a point. German: in Austria a nickname for a person who was ready and willing (to do a task), from Middle High German gar ‘ready’, ‘prepared’.

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

Similar surnames: Haar, Paar, Garr, Baar, Saar, Raak, Gans, Mar, Gahr, Bahr

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Gaar Family Origin

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Gaar Family Occupations

What did your Gaar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaar. 38% of Gaar men worked as a Farmer and 64% of Gaar women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaar were Merchant and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper

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

Gaar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gaar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaar 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 213 immigration records available for the last name Gaar. 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 848 military records available for the last name Gaar. For the veterans among your Gaar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaar Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaar lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gaar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gaar in 1954 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaar 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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