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Bar Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber (see Baer). Variant spelling of German Bahr or Baer. Polish and Czech: from a short form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Polish Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej; see Bartholomew). Hungarian (Bár): from the old secular personal name Bár.

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

Similar surnames: Bara, Baer, Bart, Bear, Ban, Baar, Mar, Bard, Bak, Baro

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Where is the Bar family from?

You can see how Bar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Bar families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bar's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bar. 24% of Bar men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Bar women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bar were Salesman and Laborer.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Bar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bar 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Bar. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Bar. For the veterans among your Bar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bar lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Bar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bar in 1964 was 70, and 89 in 2003.

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