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Kahr Family History

Kahr Name Meaning

German: probably a short form of the medieval personal name Makarius, from Greek makarios ‘blessed’. German: variant of Kahre. Swedish: unexplained. Danish: habitational name from a place called Kahr.

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


Similar surnames: Kahrs, Ahr, Klahr, Jahr, Kahn, Kehr, Lahr, Gahr, Bahr, Sahr

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Where is the Kahr family from?

You can see how Kahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kahr family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Kahr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Kahr families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kahr's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kahr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kahr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kahr. 36% of Kahr men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Kahr women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kahr were Watchman 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
    36%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Watchman
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    25%
  • Operator
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahr 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Kahr. 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 464 military records available for the last name Kahr. For the veterans among your Kahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kahr lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kahr in 1964 was 69, and 89 in 2004.

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