Vara Name Meaning

Galician, Asturian-Leonese and Spanish: habitational name from Vara (Galicia), Vara del Rey (Cuenca), or La Vara (Asturies). Portuguese and Spanish: from vara ‘rod’, ‘stick’, ‘yardstick’ (Late Latin vara ‘forked stick’), applied as a nickname or metonymic occupational name in any of various possible senses; it may have been given to a keeper of animals, who used a stick to urge his charges on, or to an official who was responsible for checking weights and measures or who carried a rod as a symbol of his office.

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


Similar surnames: Vaca, Para, Kara, Vera, Bara, Jara, Carda, Vargas, Vari, Varas

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Vara Family Origin

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Vara Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Labr

    25%
  • Cigar Maker

    13%
  • Farms

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Vara occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Vara's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Vara family was Farms. Farmer, Labr and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vara.

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Between 1958 and 2004, Vara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Vara in 1958 was 61, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vara

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