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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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Where is the Gaar family from?

You can see how Gaar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Gaar families living in Kentucky. This was about 47% of all the recorded Gaar's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Gaar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaar. 38% of Gaar men worked as a Farmer and 64% of Gaar women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaar were Merchant and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Merchant
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    64%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 213 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 Cards

There are 848 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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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.

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