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Hara Family History

Hara Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘plain’ or ‘field’; variously written, taken from a place name in Musashi (now Tokyo and Saitama prefectures), and perhaps from other similarly named localities, as well as in the Ryukyu Islands. Listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. reduced form of Irish O’Hara.

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

Similar surnames: Ohara, Hada, Haga, Hata, Haran, Hora, Gara, Hare, Hart, Haro

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Where is the Hara family from?

You can see how Hara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hara families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Hara families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hara's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hara families in 1840.
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What did your Hara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hara. 24% of Hara men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Hara women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hara were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Hara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hara 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Hara. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hara. For the veterans among your Hara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hara lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hara in 1957 was 45, and 88 in 2004.

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