Lara Family History

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Lara Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a place named Lara de los Infantes in Burgos province.

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

Similar surnames: Lora, Para, Lama, Jara, Lare, Laura, Lata, Lira, Hara, Zara

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Lara Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lara name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lara. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Lara Family Origin

Where is the Lara family from?

Lara Family Occupations

What did your Lara ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lara occupation in Canada was Bourgeois. 50% of Lara's were Bourgeoiss. Bourgeois and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Lara.

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  • Bourgeois

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lara ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lara Historical Records

What Lara family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Lara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lara 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Lara. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lara. For the veterans among your Lara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lara Life Expectancy

What is the average Lara lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Lara in 1943 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lara

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lara 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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