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Saari Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from saari ‘island’ adopted during the name-changing campaigns of late 19th and in the early 20th centuries in southern western and central Finland chiefly to replace Swedish surnames (compare Laine ). In Ostrobothnia and southwestern Finland especially it may also be a habitational name from a farm so named referring to its location. In North America it is also found as a shortened form of names containing the word such as Viitasaari.

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

Similar surnames: Salmi, Sari, Saar, Kari, Saeki, Vari, Gaar, Hari, Haar, Lauri

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Where is the Saari family from?

You can see how Saari families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saari family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Saari families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 145 Saari families living in Minnesota. This was about 31% of all the recorded Saari's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Saari families in 1920.
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What did your Saari ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Saari. 26% of Saari men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Saari women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saari were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Saari. For the veterans among your Saari ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saari lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Saari life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Saari in 1941 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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