Jara Family History

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Jara Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name any of the various places in southern Spain named Jara or La Jara, from jara ‘rockrose’, ‘cistus’.

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

Similar surnames: Vara, Para, Lara, Zara, Barr, Marra, Hara, Cara, Gara, Bara

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Jara Family Origin

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Jara Family Occupations

What did your Jara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Jara. 30% of Jara men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • Foreman
  • Farmer

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

Jara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Jara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jara 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 Jara. 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 445 military records available for the last name Jara. For the veterans among your Jara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jara Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Jara in 1958 was 58, and 59 in 2004.

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