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Lazar Name Meaning

Jewish, German, Hungarian (Lázár), Slovenian, and Polish: from a personal name of Aramaic origin, a reduced form of the Hebrew male personal name Elazar, composed of the elements El ‘God’ + azar ‘help’, and meaning ‘may God help him’ or ‘God has helped (i.e., by granting a son)’. This was well established in central Europe as a Jewish name, but was also popular among Christians because it is recorded in the New Testament. Lazaros is the New Testament Greek form of the name of the brother of Martha and Mary, who was restored to life by Christ (John 11: 1–44). As a non-Jewish name it was also used as a nickname for a beggar or an outcast leper; this use arises from the parable of Dives and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19–31). It may also be Greek, a shortened form of a patronymic based on this name, for example Lazarakis, Lazaridis, Lazaroglou, Lazaropoulos. Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived in a area of cleared woodland, from laz ‘cleared woodland’ + the agent noun suffix -ar.

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


Similar surnames: Lazer, Luzar, Haar, Maza, Kozar, Nazar, Azar, Lazarz, Gaar, Lapa

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Where is the Lazar family from?

You can see how Lazar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lazar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lazar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lazar family living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Lazar's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Lazar families in 1840.
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What did your Lazar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lazar. 19% of Lazar men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Lazar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lazar were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Operator
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Lazar. For the veterans among your Lazar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lazar lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lazar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lazar in 1945 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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