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Fahr Family History

Fahr Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a crossing point on a river, from Middle High German vare ‘ferry’.

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

28,947 Historical Documents with Fahr on Ancestry.com
13,353 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,321 Military Records
988 Immigration Records
4,259 Census and Voter Lists
6,026 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fahr Families

  • Number of Fahr families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fahr families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fahr last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Fahr census records

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Fahr Family Origin

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Fahr Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fahr

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Fahr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fahr census records

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Fahr Civil War Service Records

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