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Jurs Family History

Jurs Surname Meaning

North German and Danish (Jürs): patronymic from a vernacular form of the personal name Georg (see George ). Compare Juers and Jurgens . Estonian (also Jürs): from the personal name Jurs short for Georgius. See George .

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

Similar surnames: Juers, Juris, Jura, Juras, Duris, Yurk, Mars, Huls, Luks, Muns

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Where is the Jurs family from?

You can see how Jurs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jurs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jurs families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Jurs families living in Breconshire. This was about 32% of all the recorded Jurs's in United Kingdom. Breconshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Jurs families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jurs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jurs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jurs. 40% of Jurs men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Jurs women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jurs were Machinist and Assembler. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Assembler
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jurs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jurs 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 675 immigration records available for the last name Jurs. 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 Cards

There are 521 military records available for the last name Jurs. For the veterans among your Jurs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jurs lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Jurs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Jurs in 1961 was 76, and 74 in 2003.

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