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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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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vara. 33% of Vara men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Vara women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vara were Farmer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Barber
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Operator
  • Teacher

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

Vara Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Vara. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Vara. For the veterans among your Vara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vara Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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