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Marr Family History

Marr Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Mar in Aberdeenshire, the etymology of which is uncertain, possibly Old Norse marr, a rare word generally denoting the sea, but perhaps also a marsh or fen, as reflected in modern dialect forms. English: habitational name from Marr in West Yorkshire, whose name is likewise of uncertain origin; possibly the same as 1. German: from the Germanic personal name Marro.

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

Similar surnames: Mark, Barr, Mars, Mar, Mari, Mare, Tarr, Darr, Garr, Mart

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Where is the Marr family from?

You can see how Marr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Marr families living in Maine. This was about 23% of all the recorded Marr's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Marr families in 1840.
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What did your Marr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Marr. 15% of Marr men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Marr women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marr were Clerk and Secretary.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 117,000 census records available for the last name Marr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marr 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Marr. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Marr. For the veterans among your Marr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Marr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Marr in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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