Taras Family History

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Taras Name Meaning

Ukrainian and Belorussian: from the personal name Taras (Greek Tarasios ‘native of Taras’, Greek name of the city of Taranto in southern Italy). This name was borne by an 8th-century patriarch of Constantinople, venerated in the Eastern Church.

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

Similar surnames: Karas, Maras, Taran, Kara, Tatar, Maris, Sarah, Caras, Tamas, Mars

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Taras Family Origin

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Taras Family Occupations

What did your Taras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Taras. 25% of Taras men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Taras women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taras were Miner and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
  • Operator

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Taras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Taras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taras 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 Taras. 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 544 military records available for the last name Taras. For the veterans among your Taras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Taras Life Expectancy

What is the average Taras lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Taras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Taras in 1952 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Taras 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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