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Jahr Name Meaning

German: either a variant of Gehr or from a short form of a Slavic personal name beginning with jar- ‘young’, ‘robust’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads named Jar, from Old Norse jaðarr ‘edge’, ‘rim’ (under a mountain or beside water).

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


Similar surnames: Ahr, Lahr, Kahr, Bahr, Gahr, Jahn, Baar, Sahr, Bar, Uhr

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Where is the Jahr family from?

You can see how Jahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jahr family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Jahr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 25 Jahr families living in Wisconsin. This was about 29% of all the recorded Jahr's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Jahr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jahr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jahr. 30% of Jahr men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Jahr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jahr were Farm 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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Farm
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    39%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jahr 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 Jahr. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Jahr. For the veterans among your Jahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jahr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Jahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jahr in 1963 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

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