Tara Family History

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Tara Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from dialect tarac sie ‘to roll or welter’. Indian (Panjab): Sikh name, probably from Panjabi tara ‘star’ (Sanskrit taraka). It is based on the name of a Jat tribe.

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


Similar surnames: Tata, Dara, Kara, Hora, Bara, Taran, Vara, Zara, Para, Kalra

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Tara Family Origin

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Tara Family Occupations

What did your Tara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Tara. 30% of Tara men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Butcher
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tara census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 824 immigration records available for the last name Tara. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tara. For the veterans among your Tara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tara Life Expectancy

What is the average Tara lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Tara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Tara in 1964 was 66, and 82 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tara ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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