Clara Family History

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Clara Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and northern Italian (Piedmont): variant of Claro. Dutch: metronymic from the female personal name Clara (see Clare).

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

Similar surnames: Claro, Clare, Flora, Caro, Cara, Clary, Lara, Clar, Fara, Lana

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Clara Family Origin

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Clara Family Occupations

What did your Clara ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Clara occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Clara's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clara. A less common occupation for the Clara family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Barber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Clara ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Clara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Clara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clara census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Clara. 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 Card

There are 916 military records available for the last name Clara. For the veterans among your Clara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clara Life Expectancy

What is the average Clara lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Clara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Clara in 1962 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clara ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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