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Lahr Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places so named, from Old High German (h)lar ‘grazing area’. in the Lower Rhine area, from a short form of the saint’s name Hilarius (see Hillary).

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


Similar surnames: Lahm, Ahr, Jahr, Lohr, Klahr, Kahr, Laur, Sahr, Lehr, Lahn

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Lahr Family Origin

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Lahr Family Occupations

What did your Lahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lahr family was Keeping House. The most common Lahr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Lahr's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lahr.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lahr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lahr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lahr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lahr. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lahr. For the veterans among your Lahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Lahr lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lahr in 1954 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lahr ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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