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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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Where is the Saari family from?

You can see how Saari families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saari family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Saari families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Saari families living in Ontario. This was about 82% of all the recorded Saari's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Saari families in 1911.
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What did your Saari ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Saari. 50% of Saari 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
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Saari. 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 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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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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