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Sahr Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the places called Sahr or Saar (for example Saar in Bohemia) or a topographic name from the same element (see Saar ).

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


Similar surnames: Saar, Lahr, Kahr, Bahr, Sohr, Ahr, Jahr, Gahr, Mahr, Haar

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Where is the Sahr family from?

You can see how Sahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sahr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Sahr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 42 Sahr families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Sahr's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sahr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sahr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sahr. 25% of Sahr men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Sahr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sahr were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sahr 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 622 immigration records available for the last name Sahr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sahr. For the veterans among your Sahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sahr lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Sahr in 1961 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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