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Saar Family History

Saar Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places called Saar, in particular one in western Germany on the French border, which takes its name from the river on which it stands. This is found in Latin sources as Saravus, and ultimately goes back to an Indo-European root, ser-, sar- ‘flow’. Dutch: from the Biblical female personal name Sara. Jewish: from Hebrew saar ‘storm’, a translation of German Sturm, perhaps a nickname or ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Haar, Baar, Star, Paar, Sahr, Saad, Gaar, Safar, Saal, Sas

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Where is the Saar family from?

You can see how Saar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Saar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Saar families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Saar's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Saar families in 1911.
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What did your Saar ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Saar. 75% of Saar 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
    75%
  • Painter
    25%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Saar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Saar. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Saar. For the veterans among your Saar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saar lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Saar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Saar in 1944 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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