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Jahr Family History

Jahr Name Meaning
German: either a variant of Gehr or from a short form of a Slavic personal name beginning with jar- ‘young’, ‘robust’.Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads named Jar, from Old Norse jaðarr ‘edge’, ‘rim’ (under a mountain or beside water).

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

41,526 Historical Documents with Jahr on Ancestry.com
5,089 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,587 Military Records
1,063 Immigration Records
2,712 Census and Voter Lists
7,075 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Jahr Families

  • Number of Jahr families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Jahr families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Jahr last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Jahr census records

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Jahr Family Origin

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Jahr Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Jahr

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Jahr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Jahr census records

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Jahr Civil War Service Records

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