Zara Family History

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Zara Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from the Italian name for the city of Zadar on the Dalmatian coast in former Yugoslavia. Italian: in Sicily, possibly from a variant of zagara, zagra, zaara ‘orange flower’, or, in Venezia, possibly a variant of Zadra. Spanish: probably a metronymic from the female personal name Sara, Zara (see Sara). Basque: topographic name from Basque zara ‘wood’, ‘thicket’.

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


Similar surnames: Bara, Fara, Kara, Gara, Vara, Sara, Zarra, Mars, Hora, Tara

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Zara Family Origin

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Zara Family Occupations

What did your Zara ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Manfr Of Fancy Jewellery and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Zara. 19% of Zara men worked as a Manfr Of Fancy Jewellery and 75% of Zara women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zara were Metropolitan Area Superintend Departmental Chair Stores and L C C Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Manfr Of Fancy Jewellery
    19%
  • Civil Servant Inland
    10%
  • Manf Agent Taxiles
    10%
  • Metropolitan Area Superintend Departmental Chair Stores
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Hairdresser Assist
    13%
  • L C C Teacher
    13%

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

Zara Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zara 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zara. 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 425 military records available for the last name Zara. For the veterans among your Zara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zara Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Zara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zara in 1953 was 49, and 92 in 2004.

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