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Taras Family History

Taras Name Meaning

Ukrainian and Belorussian: from the personal name Taras (Greek Tarasios ‘native of Taras’, Greek name of the city of Taranto in southern Italy). This name was borne by an 8th-century patriarch of Constantinople, venerated in the Eastern Church.

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


Similar surnames: Karas, Maras, Taran, Kara, Tatar, Maris, Sarah, Caras, Tamas, Mars

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Where is the Taras family from?

You can see how Taras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Taras family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Taras families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Taras families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Taras's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Taras families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Taras surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Taras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Taras. 25% of Taras men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Taras women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taras were Miner and Operator. .

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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
    25%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Miner
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Taras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taras 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Taras. 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 544 military records available for the last name Taras. For the veterans among your Taras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Taras lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Taras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Taras in 1952 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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