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Filar Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for a dependable, reliable man, from Polish filar ‘pillar’, ‘support’.

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


Similar surnames: Fila, Filak, Vilar, Filan, Pilat, Filas, Bitar, Bilas, Pillar, Kielar

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Where is the Filar family from?

You can see how Filar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Filar family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Filar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Filar families living in New York. This was about 86% of all the recorded Filar's in USA. New York had the highest population of Filar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Filar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Filar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Filar. 50% of Filar men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Filar women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Filar were Proprietor and Packer. .

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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
    50%
  • Cutter
    22%
  • General Help
    15%
  • Proprietor
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    50%
  • Packer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 906 census records available for the last name Filar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filar 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 418 immigration records available for the last name Filar. 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 179 military records available for the last name Filar. For the veterans among your Filar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Filar lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Filar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Filar in 1965 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

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