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Madar Name Meaning

Hungarian (Madár): from madár ‘bird’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a fowler or alternatively a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bird. This surname is also found in Slovakia. Slovak (Maďar); Croatian and Serbian (Mađar): from Slovak Maďar Croatian and Serbian Mađar an ethnic name for a Hungarian (see Magyar ). Jewish (from North Africa): nickname for a chatterer from a participle based on the Arabic verbal root mhd ‘to speak babble’. Jewish (from Hungary; Madár): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

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


Similar surnames: Kadar, Tatar, Magar, Mader, Haar, Mazar, Maza, Magyar, Mager, Bazar

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Where is the Madar family from?

You can see how Madar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Madar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Madar families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Madar's in USA. New York had the highest population of Madar families in 1880.
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What did your Madar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Press Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Madar. 38% of Madar men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Madar women worked as a Press Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madar were Inspector 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
    38%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Counterman
    6%
  • Inspector
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Press Operator
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Bench Hand
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Madar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madar 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 862 immigration records available for the last name Madar. 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 566 military records available for the last name Madar. For the veterans among your Madar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Madar lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Madar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Madar in 1951 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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