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Tatar Name Meaning

Polish Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Turkish: Czech and Slovak (also Tatár); Hungarian (Tatár); Romanian (Tătar): ethnic name nickname or as a Turkish name ornamental name meaning ‘Tatar’. The Tatars are a Turkic-speaking peoples living mainly in Russia and also in some neighboring countries. In the past the name Tatar also denoted an Azerbaijani (see Tatarian ). In some languages e.g. Czech the word tatar came to be used as a nickname for a wild or uncontrolled man while in 18th-century Hungary it became a nickname for a godless person. In Turkish the word tatar also means ‘courier’. In some cases the name was given to people who had been captured by the Tatars.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tata, Taran, Lazar, Tabor, Bitar, Haar, Cater, Tokar, Taras, Zalar

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Where is the Tatar family from?

You can see how Tatar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tatar family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tatar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there were 3 Tatar families living in Aberdeenshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Tatar's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire had the highest population of Tatar families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tatar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tatar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tatar. 34% of Tatar men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Tatar women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tatar were Proprietor and Laborer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • Servant
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 841 military records available for the last name Tatar. For the veterans among your Tatar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tatar lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tatar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tatar in 1952 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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