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Sari Name Meaning

Turkish (Sarı): descriptive nickname from sarı ‘yellow pale’ or ‘fair-haired’. Muslim (mainly Algeria): perhaps from Arabic sārī ‘nocturnal wayfarer’. The sense is familiar from the Koranic account of the prophet Muhammad's miraculous night-journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. Hungarian: from a pet form of the female personal name Sára (see Sara ). Italian (northern): patronymic or plural form of Saro a short form of Baldassaro variant of Baldassare . American shortened form of Greek names beginning with the Turkish word sarı (see 1 above) for example Sarigiannis ‘fair-haired John’.

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

Similar surnames: Kari, Mari, Sardi, Sara, Sani, Saari, Hari, Sawa, Suri, Bari

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Where is the Sari family from?

You can see how Sari families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sari family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Sari families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Sari family living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Sari's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Sari families in 1880.
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What did your Sari ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sari. 43% of Sari men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Sari women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sari were Butcher and Press Oper. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farmer
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Press Oper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sari. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sari 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 900 immigration records available for the last name Sari. 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 346 military records available for the last name Sari. For the veterans among your Sari ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sari lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sari life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Sari in 1961 was 57, and 58 in 2004.

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