Mahar Family History

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Mahar Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Maher.

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

Similar surnames: Mahan, Mohar, Mayher, Matar, Bahar, Maher, Labar, Lahart, Manary

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Mahar Family Origin

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Mahar Family Occupations

What did your Mahar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mahar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Mahar's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mahar. A less common occupation for the Mahar family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Mahar Historical Records

What Mahar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Mahar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Mahar

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahar. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mahar. For the veterans among your Mahar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mahar Life Expectancy

What is the average Mahar lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mahar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mahar in 1952 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mahar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mahar 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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