Lura Family History

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Lura Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Rogaland named Lura, from Old Norse Lúðrar, from the plural of lúðr ‘trough’, referring to a bay or inlet.

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

Similar surnames: Cura, Dura, Luera, Lara, Lira, Sura, Lora, Lua, Mura, Gura

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Lura Family Origin

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Lura Family Occupations

What did your Lura ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Painter Builder and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lura. 50% of Lura men worked as a Painter Builder and 67% of Lura women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lura were Retired and General Office Clerk Tea coffee Merchants

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Painter Builder
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • General Office Clerk Tea coffee Merchants

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

Lura Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lura 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 974 immigration records available for the last name Lura. 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 239 military records available for the last name Lura. For the veterans among your Lura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lura Life Expectancy

What is the average Lura lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lura in 1956 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

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