Bahr Family History

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Bahr Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German bar(e) ‘bear’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element.

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

Similar surnames: Baer, Barr, Bahl, Ahr, Haar, Bahn, Baar, Baum, Fahr, Gahr

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Bahr Family Origin

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Bahr Family Occupations

What did your Bahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Art Dealer Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bahr. 10% of Bahr men worked as an Art Dealer Retired and 54% of Bahr women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bahr were Commerical Artist and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Art Dealer Retired
  • Chemists Asstnt
  • Clerk Company Promoter
  • Commerical Artist

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bahr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Bahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bahr 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bahr. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Bahr. For the veterans among your Bahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Bahr lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bahr in 1941 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bahr

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