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Amar Family History

Amar Name Meaning

French: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Ademar composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + mar ‘famous’. Muslim (mainly Maghreb) and Jewish (Sephardic): variant of Ammar . Indian and Pakistani: Sindhi name from a personal name from Sanskrit amar ‘immortal’. Indian (Punjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Amir, Omar, Mar, Amaro, Jamar, Aman, Azar, Asmar, Mak, Ammar

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Where is the Amar family from?

You can see how Amar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Amar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Amar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Amar family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Amar's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Amar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Amar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Amar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sales Lady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Amar. 42% of Amar men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Amar women worked as a Sales Lady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Amar were Polisher and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Polisher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sales Lady
  • Servant
  • Actress
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Amar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Amar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Amar. For the veterans among your Amar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Amar lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Amar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Amar in 1955 was 66, and 90 in 2004.

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