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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Ap Dressmaker

    17%
  • Shoe-Maker

    17%
  • Stationer

    17%

In 1881, the most common Tarr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Tarr's were Farmers. Farmer, Ap Dressmaker and Shoe-Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tarr. A less common occupation for the Tarr family was Stationer.

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Tarr Historical Records

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Tarr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tarr

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