Jara Family History

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Jara Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name any of the various places in southern Spain named Jara or La Jara, from jara ‘rockrose’, ‘cistus’.

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

Similar surnames: Vara, Para, Lara, Zara, Barr, Marra, Hara, Cara, Gara, Bara

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Jara Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jara name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Native American—Andean


  • Portugal


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Jara Family Origin

Where is the Jara family from?

Jara Family Occupations

What did your Jara ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jara family was Huckster. The most common Jara occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 14% of Jara's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker, Cigar Manufactorer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jara.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Cigar Manufactorer

  • Farmer

  • Huckster


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

Jara Historical Records

What Jara family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Jara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jara 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jara. 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 445 military records available for the last name Jara. For the veterans among your Jara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jara Life Expectancy

What is the average Jara lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Jara in 1958 was 58, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jara 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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