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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 1880, Farmer, Labr and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vara. 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.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Labr

    25%
  • Cigar Maker

    13%
  • Farms

    13%

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Vara Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 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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