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Molnar Name Meaning

Hungarian (Molnár): occupational name from molnár ‘miller’ probably a Hungarized form of the South Slavic word for a miller mlinar. The surname Molnár is also found in Slovakia and Romania. Serbian Croatian Slovenian and Rusyn: of Hungarian origin (see 1 above). In some cases also an Americanized form of Dutch Molenaar ‘miller’. Jewish (from Hungary; Molnár): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Malnar, Moller, Melgar, Mlinar, Minar, Molder, Smolar, Tolar, Bodnar

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You can see how Molnar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molnar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Molnar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Molnar families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 83% of all the recorded Molnar's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Molnar families in 1911.
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What did your Molnar ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Molnar. 67% of Molnar men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Labourer
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Molnar. 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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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Molnar. For the veterans among your Molnar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molnar lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Molnar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Molnar in 1947 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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