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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: from Ó Gadhra see O'Gara . Irish: possibly also a shortened variant of McGeary . Indian (Gujarat and Mumbai): unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Gara family from?

You can see how Gara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gara family living in Vermont. This was 100% of all the recorded Gara's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Gara families in 1840.
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What did your Gara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gara. 25% of Gara men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Gara women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gara were Salesman and Machine Operator. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Secretary
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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