Tarr Family History

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Tarr Name Meaning

English (southwestern England and South Wales): apparently from tar (Old English te(o)ru), and applied perhaps to someone who worked with tar or bitumen in waterproofing ships. Possibly an altered spelling of German Tharr, of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Barr, Marr, Parr, Starr, Torr, Garr, Darr, Farr, Tart, Warr

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Tarr Family Origin

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Tarr Family Occupations

What did your Tarr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Tarr. 53% of Tarr men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Tarr women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tarr were Farmer Fisherman and Saleswoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer Fisherman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Income
  • Operator
  • Saleswoman

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

Tarr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Tarr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarr 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tarr. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Tarr. For the veterans among your Tarr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tarr Life Expectancy

What is the average Tarr lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Tarr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Tarr in 1942 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tarr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tarr 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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