Kurr Family History

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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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Kurr Family Origin

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Kurr Family Occupations

What did your Kurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Butcher and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kurr. The most common Kurr occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 40% of Kurr's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Kurr family was Gen Lab.

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  • Annuitant

  • Butcher

  • Charwoman

  • Gen Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kurr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kurr Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Kurr Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kurr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kurr ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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