Sarah Name Meaning

metronymic from the personal name Sara. In the Bible this is the name of the wife of Abraham. According to the Book of Genesis she was originally called Sarai (said to mean ‘contentious’ in Hebrew), but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah ‘princess’ in token of a greater blessing (Genesis 17:15, ‘And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be’). Muslim: from an Arabic personal name, Sara, of Biblical origin, as in 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Sara, Salah, Farah, Maras, Samad, Taras, Sawa, Mara, Kara, Saran

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Sarah Family Origin

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Sarah Family Occupations

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  • Engine Driver

    7%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Tin Miner

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sarah family was Tin Miner. Engine Driver, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sarah. The most common Sarah occupation in the UK was Engine Driver. 7% of Sarah's were Engine Drivers.

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Sarah Historical Records

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Sarah Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1966 and 2004, Sarah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sarah in 1966 was 73, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sarah

Famous Sarah Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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