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Gahr Family History

Gahr Name Meaning

North German (Gähr): from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with the element gar, ger ‘spear’. South German: see Gaar.

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


Similar surnames: Gehr, Ahr, Kahr, Garr, Bahr, Gaar, Gahn, Jahr, Garb, Gatt

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Where is the Gahr family from?

You can see how Gahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gahr family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gahr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 31 Gahr families living in New Jersey. This was about 31% of all the recorded Gahr's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Gahr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gahr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gahr. 22% of Gahr men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Gahr women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gahr were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    20%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gahr 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 466 immigration records available for the last name Gahr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gahr. For the veterans among your Gahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gahr lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gahr in 1951 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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