Jahr Family History

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Jahr Name Meaning

German: either a variant of Gehr or from a short form of a Slavic personal name beginning with jar- ‘young’, ‘robust’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads named Jar, from Old Norse jaðarr ‘edge’, ‘rim’ (under a mountain or beside water).

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

Similar surnames: Ahr, Lahr, Kahr, Bahr, Gahr, Jahn, Baar, Sahr, Bar, Uhr

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Jahr Family Origin

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Jahr Family Occupations

What did your Jahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jahr. A less common occupation for the Jahr family was Keeps Hotel. The most common Jahr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Jahr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps Hotel


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

Jahr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jahr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jahr. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Jahr. For the veterans among your Jahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Jahr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Jahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jahr in 1963 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jahr 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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