Kahr Family History

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Kahr Name Meaning

German: probably a short form of the medieval personal name Makarius, from Greek makarios ‘blessed’. German: variant of Kahre. Swedish: unexplained. Danish: habitational name from a place called Kahr.

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


Similar surnames: Kahrs, Ahr, Klahr, Jahr, Kahn, Kehr, Lahr, Gahr, Bahr, Sahr

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Kahr Family Origin

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Kahr Family Occupations

What did your Kahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kahr. 12% of Kahr men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kahr women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kahr were Watchman and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Watchman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    10%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%

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

Kahr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahr 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Kahr. 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 464 military records available for the last name Kahr. For the veterans among your Kahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Kahr lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kahr in 1964 was 69, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kahr

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