Gaar Family History

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Gaar Name Meaning

Dutch (van de Gaar): habitational name for someone from De Gader, an area of Hasselt in northeastern Belgium. Dutch: variant of van de Geer, a topographic name for someone living by a piece of land that tapered to a point. German: in Austria a nickname for a person who was ready and willing (to do a task), from Middle High German gar ‘ready’, ‘prepared’.

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


Similar surnames: Haar, Paar, Garr, Baar, Saar, Raak, Gans, Mar, Gahr, Bahr

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Gaar Family Origin

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Gaar Family Occupations

What did your Gaar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gaar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Gaar's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaar. A less common occupation for the Gaar family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Machinist

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Gaar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gaar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaar 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gaar. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaar. For the veterans among your Gaar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaar Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaar lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gaar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gaar in 1954 was 80, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaar 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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