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 1880, the most common Zara occupation in the USA was Commanders Messenger. 33% of Zara's were Commanders Messengers. Commanders Messenger and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zara. A less common occupation for the Zara family was Shoemaker.

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  • Commanders Messenger

  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker


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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

What is the average Zara lifespan?

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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