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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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Where is the Haar family from?

You can see how Haar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Haar families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Haar's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Haar families in 1840.
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What did your Haar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haar. 23% of Haar men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Haar women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haar were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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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