Saari Family History

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Saari Name Meaning

Finnish: from saari ‘island’. Mostly, this is an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, but it may also be a topographic name for someone living on or near an island. It is found chiefly in central and southern Finland. In America, it is also found as an abbreviation of names containing this element, such as Viitasaari.

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

Similar surnames: Salmi, Sari, Saar, Kari, Saeki, Vari, Gaar, Hari, Haar, Lauri

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Saari Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • Finland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


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Saari Family Origin

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Saari Family Occupations

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Saari Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Saari. For the veterans among your Saari ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Saari Life Expectancy

What is the average Saari lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Saari life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Saari in 1941 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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