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Sciara Family History

Sciara Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from any of various places so named, notably one near Palermo, named with Sicilian sciara ‘lava (flow)’, ‘sandy plain’, or ‘scrubland’.

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


Similar surnames: Sciarra, Scala, Cira, Sciacca, Schaal, Schier, Sciandra, Scire, Clara

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Where is the Sciara family from?

You can see how Sciara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sciara family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Sciara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Sciara families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Sciara's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sciara families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sciara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sciara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sciara. 50% of Sciara men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Sciara women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sciara were Plumber and Finisher.

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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
    50%
  • Butcher
    13%
  • Handyman
    13%
  • Plumber
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    43%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Finisher
    29%
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Census Records

There are 604 census records available for the last name Sciara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sciara 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 386 immigration records available for the last name Sciara. 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 276 military records available for the last name Sciara. For the veterans among your Sciara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sciara lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sciara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Sciara in 1957 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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