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Bahr Family History

Bahr Name Meaning
North German: from Middle Low German bar(e) ‘bear’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element.

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

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44,681 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,107 Military Records
10,148 Immigration Records
27,205 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bahr Families

  • Number of Bahr families
     55 - 108
     19 - 54
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bahr families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bahr last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bahr census records

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Bahr Family Origin

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Bahr Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bahr

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Bahr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bahr census records

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Bahr Civil War Service Records

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