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Lazar Name Meaning

Jewish, German, Hungarian (Lázár), Slovenian, and Polish: from a personal name of Aramaic origin, a reduced form of the Hebrew male personal name Elazar, composed of the elements El ‘God’ + azar ‘help’, and meaning ‘may God help him’ or ‘God has helped (i.e., by granting a son)’. This was well established in central Europe as a Jewish name, but was also popular among Christians because it is recorded in the New Testament. Lazaros is the New Testament Greek form of the name of the brother of Martha and Mary, who was restored to life by Christ (John 11: 1–44). As a non-Jewish name it was also used as a nickname for a beggar or an outcast leper; this use arises from the parable of Dives and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19–31). It may also be Greek, a shortened form of a patronymic based on this name, for example Lazarakis, Lazaridis, Lazaroglou, Lazaropoulos. Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived in a area of cleared woodland, from laz ‘cleared woodland’ + the agent noun suffix -ar.

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


Similar surnames: Lazer, Luzar, Haar, Maza, Kozar, Nazar, Azar, Lazarz, Gaar, Lapa

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Lazar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lazar name?

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

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  • European Jewish

    24%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    19%

  • England & Wales

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    10%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

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Lazar Family Origin

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Lazar Family Occupations

What did your Lazar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lazar occupation in Canada was Chopper. 100% of Lazar's were Choppers.

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  • Chopper

    100%

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Lazar Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Lazar. For the veterans among your Lazar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lazar Life Expectancy

What is the average Lazar lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lazar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lazar in 1945 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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