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Gara Family History

Gara Name Meaning

Hungarian: variant of Garay. This is one of the few Hungarian habitational names without the regular -i suffix. Irish: reduced form of O’Gara. Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Parsi name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Kara, Gera, Dara, Gala, Mara, Gaba, Garay, Bara, Gary, Zara

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Where is the Gara family from?

You can see how Gara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Gara families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gara's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Gara families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gara ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gara. 45% of Gara men worked as a Cultivateur.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Fils Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gara census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gara. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Gara lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gara in 1954 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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