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Zalar Name Meaning

Slovenian:: old habitational name for someone from the village of Zala in Inner Carniola and possibly also from the village of the same name in Upper Carniola. (also Žalar): occupational name for a rope maker from an obsolete loanword from Middle High German seiler (see Seiler ). (Žalar): status name for a day laborer who lived in a small house with no agricultural land from dialect žalar ‘cottager tenant’ from Middle High German seldener (compare Sellner ). Compare Saler Zallar and Zaller .

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

Similar surnames: Gaar, Tolar, Tatar, Paar, Kalmar, Haar, Lazar, Kalar, Baar, Alam

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Where is the Zalar family from?

You can see how Zalar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zalar family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Zalar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Zalar family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Zalar's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Zalar families in 1911.
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What did your Zalar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zalar. 67% of Zalar men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Zalar women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zalar were Repairman and Bos Folder. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • New Worker
  • Repairman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
  • Bos Folder
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Census Records

There are 900 census records available for the last name Zalar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zalar 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 497 immigration records available for the last name Zalar. 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 224 military records available for the last name Zalar. For the veterans among your Zalar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zalar lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Zalar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Zalar in 1963 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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