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Gahr Family History

Gahr Name Meaning
North German (Gähr): from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with the element gar, ger ‘spear’.South German: see Gaar.

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

16,776 Historical Documents with Gahr on Ancestry.com
5,113 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,306 Military Records
406 Immigration Records
2,710 Census and Voter Lists
7,241 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gahr Families

  • Number of Gahr families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gahr last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gahr last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gahr Family Origin

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Gahr Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gahr

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Gahr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gahr census records

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Gahr Civil War Service Records

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