Marr Family History

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Marr Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Mar in Aberdeenshire, the etymology of which is uncertain, possibly Old Norse marr, a rare word generally denoting the sea, but perhaps also a marsh or fen, as reflected in modern dialect forms. English: habitational name from Marr in West Yorkshire, whose name is likewise of uncertain origin; possibly the same as 1. German: from the Germanic personal name Marro.

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


Similar surnames: Mark, Barr, Mars, Mar, Mari, Mare, Tarr, Darr, Garr, Mart

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Marr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Marr name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    23%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Marr Family Origin

Where is the Marr family from?

Marr Family Occupations

What did your Marr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Marr family was Gentleman. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marr. The most common Marr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Marr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Going To School

    8%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Gentleman

    2%

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

Marr Historical Records

What Marr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Marr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marr 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Marr. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Marr. For the veterans among your Marr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marr Life Expectancy

What is the average Marr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Marr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Marr in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marr 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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