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Clar Family History

Clar Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Klar. southern French and Catalan: from Occitan and Catalan Clar, equivalent to French Clair.

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

Similar surnames: Klar, Coar, Char, Claar, Clear, Cler, Cap, Sclar, Clara, Clair

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Where is the Clar family from?

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

What did your Clar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clar. 28% of Clar men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Clar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clar were Salesman and Servant.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Clar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clar 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 Clar. 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 408 military records available for the last name Clar. For the veterans among your Clar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clar lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Clar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Clar in 1954 was 54, and 84 in 2003.

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