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Tokar Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian: occupational name from Ukrainian tokar ‘turner’. Compare Polish Tokarz.

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

Similar surnames: Tokarz, Solar, Komar, Boyar, Tatar, Tolar, Tkac, Kokal, Tobar, Roker

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Where is the Tokar family from?

You can see how Tokar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tokar family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tokar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Tokar families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Tokar's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Tokar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tokar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tokar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Beautician were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tokar. 26% of Tokar men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Tokar women worked as a Beautician. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tokar were Labor and Servant.

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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
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Beautician
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tokar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tokar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tokar. 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 870 military records available for the last name Tokar. For the veterans among your Tokar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tokar lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Tokar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tokar in 1948 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

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