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Kahrs Family History

Kahrs Name Meaning

German:: from a short form of the medieval personal name Makarius from Greek Makarios ‘blessed’ a Christian saint's name. patronymic from Kahr a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Kahr, Karas, Ahr, Kehr, Jahr, Klahr, Kahre, Lahr, Kara, Mars

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Where is the Kahrs family from?

You can see how Kahrs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kahrs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kahrs families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Kahrs families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Kahrs's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kahrs families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kahrs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kahrs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stengrapher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kahrs. 18% of Kahrs men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Kahrs women worked as a Stengrapher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kahrs were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stengrapher
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Saleslady
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kahrs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahrs 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 Kahrs. 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 787 military records available for the last name Kahrs. For the veterans among your Kahrs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kahrs lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Kahrs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kahrs in 1950 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

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