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Sarafian Name Meaning

Armenian: patronymic from Arabic ?saraf ‘money changer’, ‘banker’.

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


Similar surnames: Najarian, Arabian, Sahagian, Avakian, Markarian, Zakarian, Vartanian

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Where is the Sarafian family from?

You can see how Sarafian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sarafian family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Sarafian families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Sarafian family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Sarafian's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sarafian families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sarafian surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sarafian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sarafian. 22% of Sarafian men worked as a Clerk and 27% of Sarafian women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sarafian were Salesman and Dressmaker.

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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

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Proprietor
    18%
  • Tailor
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    27%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Dime Store
    14%
  • Dressmaker
    14%
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What Sarafian family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 913 census records available for the last name Sarafian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sarafian 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Sarafian. 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 231 military records available for the last name Sarafian. For the veterans among your Sarafian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sarafian lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sarafian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sarafian in 1959 was 71, and 70 in 2004.

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