Gara Family History

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Gara Name Meaning

Hungarian: variant of Garay. This is one of the few Hungarian habitational names without the regular -i suffix. Irish: reduced form of O’Gara. Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Parsi name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Kara, Gera, Dara, Gala, Mara, Gaba, Garay, Bara, Gary, Zara

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Gara Family Origin

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Gara Family Occupations

What did your Gara ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gara family was General Merchant. Farmer, Builder & Contractor and Fire Insurance Agt. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gara. The most common Gara occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Gara's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Builder & Contractor

  • Fire Insurance Agt.

  • General Merchant


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

Gara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gara. 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 Gara. For the veterans among your Gara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gara Life Expectancy

What is the average Gara lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gara in 1954 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gara 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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