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Bejar Family History

Bejar Name Meaning

Spanish (Béjar) and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name for someone from a place called Béjar in Salamanca province. The place name is of pre-Roman origin and unknown meaning; the original form seems to have been Bigerra.

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


Similar surnames: Vejar, Bear, Bean, Behar, Bazar, Beer, Ceja, Boyar, Baar, Bea

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Where is the Bejar family from?

You can see how Bejar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bejar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Bejar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Bejar families living in California. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bejar's in the USA. California had the highest population of Bejar families in 1920.
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What did your Bejar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Baker and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bejar. 60% of Bejar men worked as a Baker.

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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

  • Baker
    60%
  • Cannery Worker
    40%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bejar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bejar 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 Bejar. 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 155 military records available for the last name Bejar. For the veterans among your Bejar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bejar lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bejar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Bejar in 1963 was 76, and 59 in 2004.

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