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Safar Family History

Safar Name Meaning

Arabic and Jewish (Sephardic): occupational name from Arabic ?saffar ‘worker in copper or brass’. Muslim: from Arabic ?Safar, name of the second month of the Islamic calendar. This is sometimes chosen as a personal name for children born in this month. Czech (Šafár); Slovak (Šafár), Croatian, and Slovenian (Šafar); and Hungarian (Sáfár): status name from Czech šafár, Hungarian sáfár ‘steward’, ‘bailiff’. Compare German Schaffer.

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


Similar surnames: Saar, Zafar, Lazar, Safir, Sarah, Tatar, Sabat, Sitar, Sklar, Haar

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Where is the Safar family from?

You can see how Safar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Safar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Safar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Safar families living in South Carolina. This was about 54% of all the recorded Safar's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Safar families in 1880.
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What did your Safar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Safar. 25% of Safar men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Safar women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    25%
  • Proprietor
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Cleaner Dyer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Safar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Safar 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 839 immigration records available for the last name Safar. 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 285 military records available for the last name Safar. For the veterans among your Safar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Safar lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Safar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Safar in 1965 was 71, and 68 in 2004.

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