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Bahr Family History

Bahr Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German bar(e) ‘bear’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element.

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


Similar surnames: Baer, Barr, Bahl, Ahr, Haar, Bahn, Baar, Baum, Fahr, Gahr

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Where is the Bahr family from?

You can see how Bahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bahr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bahr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bahr family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Bahr's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bahr families in 1840.
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What did your Bahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bahr. 23% of Bahr men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Bahr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bahr were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Bahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bahr 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bahr. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Bahr. For the veterans among your Bahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bahr lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bahr in 1941 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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