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Dara Family History

Dara Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat and Bombay): Parsi name based on the Old Persian royal name Darayavahush ‘possessor’ (see Darius). Indian (Panjab): Sikh name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Kara, Gara, Dada, Tara, Dora, Dar, Bara, Dura, Dana, Dart

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Where is the Dara family from?

You can see how Dara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Dara families living in Missouri. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dara's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Dara families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dara. 39% of Dara men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Dara women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dara were Barber and Maid.

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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
    39%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Watchman
    8%
  • Barber
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Labor
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dara 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Dara. 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 117 military records available for the last name Dara. For the veterans among your Dara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dara lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dara in 1962 was 67, and 84 in 2004.

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