Bair Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Bair Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Baer.

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

Similar surnames: Bar, Bain, Baier, Lair, Pair, Baer, Baar, Hair, Bahr, Baim

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Bair Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bair name?

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

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Bair Family Origin

Where is the Bair family from?

Bair Family Occupations

What did your Bair ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bair family was Iron Moulder. Farmer, Fruit Dealer and Grocer & Spirit Marchant Employing 2 Men were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bair. The most common Bair occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Bair's were Farmers.

View Census data for Bair | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Fruit Dealer

  • Grocer & Spirit Marchant Employing 2 Men

  • Iron Moulder


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

Bair Historical Records

What Bair family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Bair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bair census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Bair

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bair. 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.

View all Bair immigration records

Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Bair. For the veterans among your Bair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bair military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bair family history.

Bair Life Expectancy

What is the average Bair lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Bair in 1942 was 79, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bair

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bair 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.

Famous Bair Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name