Schur Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German schur ‘shower of rain’ or ‘bad storm’, in any of several possible senses. It may be a nickname for an easily excitable person, an occupational name for the warden of a park or piece of common land (from the same word in the sense ‘protection’; compare Schuetz), or a nickname from the same word in the sense ‘clever’. German (Schür): see Scheuer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Shor.

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


Similar surnames: Scher, Schuh, Schnur, Schul, Schar, Schor, Schuur, Schurr, Schut

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Schur Family Origin

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Schur Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Painter

    7%
  • Cigar Store

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schur. The most common Schur occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Schur's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schur family was Cigar Store.

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Between 1952 and 2004, Schur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schur in 1952 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schur

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