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Kurr Name Meaning

German: unexplained; perhaps of Slavic origin (see 2) or a shortened form of Kurrer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kurren ‘to grunt’. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Polish Kur, nickname from kur ‘rooster’. See Kurek.

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


Similar surnames: Burr, Kurk, Murr, Gurr, Durr, Darr, Turk, Kury, Karr, Uhr

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Where is the Kurr family from?

You can see how Kurr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kurr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 8 Kurr families living in Huntingdonshire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kurr's in the UK. Huntingdonshire had the highest population of Kurr families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kurr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kurr. 40% of Kurr men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kurr women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kurr were Salesman and Music Teacher.

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Music Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kurr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurr 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Kurr. 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 861 military records available for the last name Kurr. For the veterans among your Kurr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurr lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kurr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kurr in 1957 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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