Dara Family History

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Dara Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat and Bombay): Parsi name based on the Old Persian royal name Darayavahush ‘possessor’ (see Darius). Indian (Panjab): Sikh name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Kara, Gara, Dada, Tara, Dora, Dar, Bara, Dura, Dana, Dart

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Dara Family Origin

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Dara Family Occupations

What did your Dara ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dara occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 100% of Dara's were Dressmakers.

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  • Dressmaker


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Dara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dara 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Dara. 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 117 military records available for the last name Dara. For the veterans among your Dara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dara Life Expectancy

What is the average Dara lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dara in 1962 was 67, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dara 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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