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Demara Name Meaning

Spanish: possibly a habitational name for someone from Mara in Zaragoza province Spain with fused preposition de ‘from’. This surname is apparently not found in Spain. Altered form of French Desmarais .

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


Similar surnames: Delara, Demary, Demar, Demark, Demars, Demarr, Demay, Demory

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Where is the Demara family from?

You can see how Demara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Demara family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Demara families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Demara families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Demara's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Demara families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Demara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Demara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Demara. 50% of Demara men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Demara women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Demara were Cook and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Cook
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Demara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Demara census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 267 immigration records available for the last name Demara. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 284 military records available for the last name Demara. For the veterans among your Demara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Demara lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Demara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Demara in 1958 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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