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Tarr Family History

Tarr Name Meaning
English (southwestern England and South Wales): apparently from tar (Old English te(o)ru), and applied perhaps to someone who worked with tar or bitumen in waterproofing ships.Possibly an altered spelling of German Tharr, of uncertain origin.

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

291,093 Historical Documents with Tarr on Ancestry.com
73,639 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,757 Military Records
3,366 Immigration Records
49,789 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Tarr Families

  • Number of Tarr families
     96 - 189
     33 - 95
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tarr families
     105 - 208
     36 - 104
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Tarr families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Tarr Family Origin

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Tarr Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Tarr

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Tarr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Tarr census records

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Tarr Civil War Service Records

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