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 Family Origin

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Haar Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Grocer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Haar family was Keeping House.

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Haar Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Haar

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