Haar Family History

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Haar Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with a copious or otherwise noticeable head of hair, from Middle High German har ‘hair’, German Haar ‘hair’. German: metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with raw flax (Middle High German har) in the production of linen. North German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp, from Middle Low German hor, har ‘dirt’, ‘mud’. Probably a shortened form of Dutch van Haar, a habitational name for someone from Ter Haar in Groningen or any of three places named De Haar (in Drente, Overijssel, and Gelderland).

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

Similar surnames: Haag, Haas, Gaar, Hoar, Haer, Haaf, Paar, Haan, Saar, Raak

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Haar Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Haar name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haar. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Sweden


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Haar Family Origin

Where is the Haar family from?

Haar Family Occupations

What did your Haar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Haar family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haar. The most common Haar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Haar's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Grocer

  • Keeping House


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

Haar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Haar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haar 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Haar. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Haar. For the veterans among your Haar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haar Life Expectancy

What is the average Haar lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Haar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Haar in 1941 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haar 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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