Zar Name Meaning

Iranian: unexplained. Possibly from a Persian form of Arabic jar ‘neighbor’. Jewish: unexplained; presumably a shortened form of some Ashkenazic surname.

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


Similar surnames: Dar, Zur, Mar, Bar, Sar, Zay, Azar, Mak, Carn, Garb

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Zar Family Origin

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Zar Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Zar family was Fisherman. The most common Zar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Zar's were Farmers. Farmer, Works On Railroad and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zar.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Works On Railroad

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Fisherman

    13%

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Zar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 708 immigration records available for the last name Zar. 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 Card

There are 320 military records available for the last name Zar. For the veterans among your Zar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zar Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Zar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Zar in 1959 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

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