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Sara Family History

Sara Name Meaning

French, English, Hungarian (Sára), and Jewish: from the female personal name Sara, borne in the Bible by the wife of Abraham, mother of Isaac. Compare Sarah.

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


Similar surnames: Sarah, Sari, Bara, Zara, Saba, Sark, Sera, Sava, Fara, Kara

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Where is the Sara family from?

You can see how Sara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sara family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Sara's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sara families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sara. 34% of Sara men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Sara women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sara were Truck Driver and Laborer.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    19%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Sara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sara 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Sara. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sara. For the veterans among your Sara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sara lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Sara in 1940 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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