Gahr Family History

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Gahr Name Meaning

North German (Gähr): from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with the element gar, ger ‘spear’. South German: see Gaar.

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

Similar surnames: Gehr, Ahr, Kahr, Garr, Bahr, Gaar, Gahn, Jahr, Garb, Gatt

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Gahr Family Origin

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Gahr Family Occupations

What did your Gahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gahr family was Bed Ruber. Farmer, Coal Miner and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gahr. The most common Gahr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Gahr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Baker

  • Bed Ruber


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Gahr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gahr 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 466 immigration records available for the last name Gahr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gahr. For the veterans among your Gahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Gahr lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gahr in 1951 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gahr 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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