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Darr Family History

Darr Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Dear. German (Därr): from a short form of a Germanic personal name, perhaps related to Old High German dart ‘spear’. Variant spelling of German Dorr.

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


Similar surnames: Garr, Marr, Farr, Barr, Parr, Harr, Carr, Garb, Tarr, Damm

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Where is the Darr family from?

You can see how Darr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Darr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Darr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Darr families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Darr's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Darr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Darr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Darr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Darr. 19% of Darr men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Darr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Darr were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Darr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darr 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 Darr. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Darr. For the veterans among your Darr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Darr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Darr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Darr in 1943 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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