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Darras Surname Meaning

English (Norman or Huguenot origin) or French: habitational name with fused preposition d(e) principally for someone from Arras in northern France or possibly from Arras-en-Lavedan (Hautes-Pyrénées) or Arras-sur-Rhône (Ardèche). The name was first brought to Britain by the Normans and from the 16th century reintroduced by Protestant refugees from France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Arras, Barras, Carras, Deras, Dargis, Barlas, Farrar, Garris, Dallas

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You can see how Darras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Darras family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Darras families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Darras families living in Herefordshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Darras's in United Kingdom. Herefordshire had the highest population of Darras families in 1891.
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What did your Darras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming was the top reported job for people in the USA named Darras. 43% of Darras men worked as a Farming. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farming
    43%
  • Coal Miner
    29%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 253 military records available for the last name Darras. For the veterans among your Darras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Darras lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Darras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Darras in 1951 was 30, and 70 in 2004.

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