Yahr Family History

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Yahr Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jahr, itself a northern variant of Gehr.

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


Similar surnames: Yahn, Jahr, Rahr, Kahr, Ahr, Yehl, Darr, Klahr, Fahs, Bar

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Yahr Family Origin

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Yahr Family Occupations

What did your Yahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Yahr. 39% of Yahr men worked as a Laborer and 72% of Yahr women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yahr were Proprietor and Salesman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Proprietor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    72%
  • Salesman
    29%

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

Yahr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yahr 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 230 immigration records available for the last name Yahr. 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 207 military records available for the last name Yahr. For the veterans among your Yahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yahr Life Expectancy

What is the average Yahr lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Yahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Yahr in 1962 was 63, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yahr 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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