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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bahr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bahr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bahr Family Origin

Where is the Bahr family from?

Bahr Family Occupations

What did your Bahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bahr family was Merchant Vice Consul Germany. The most common Bahr occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 17% of Bahr's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Fancy Tile Setter and Income From Dividends were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bahr.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Fancy Tile Setter

  • Income From Dividends

  • Merchant Vice Consul Germany


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bahr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bahr Historical Records

What Bahr family records will you find?

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bahr ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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