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Bara Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Bara, the name of an old manor and parish in East Lothian. Polish, Czech, and Slovak (Bára): from a reduced vernacular form of the Latin personal name Bartolomaeus, Polish Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej (see Bartholomew), or possibly from a pet form of the personal name Barbara. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Barabás (see Barabas). French: nickname for a quarrelsome or deceitful person, from Old French barat ‘commerce’, ‘dealings’, a derivative of barater ‘to barter’. Compare Barratt. Aragonese: habitational name from Bara in Uesca province, Aragon. Catalan (Barà): respelling of Catalan Berà in Tarragona, Catalonia (see Bera).

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

Similar surnames: Bar, Basa, Barna, Bora, Barak, Bard, Bera, Barca, Bala, Baro

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Where is the Bara family from?

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

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bara. 31% of Bara men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Bara women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bara were Carpenter and Operator.

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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
  • New Worker
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bara 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bara. 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 998 military records available for the last name Bara. For the veterans among your Bara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bara lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bara in 1953 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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