Urness Family History

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Urness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, most of them named with Old Norse urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’ + nes ‘promontory’, ‘headland’. In Sogne, the original name is Ornes, denoting a farmstead on or near a jutting headland.

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


Similar surnames: Furness, Garness, Ness, Burtness, Osness, Otness, Axness, Ress, Gress

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Urness Family Origin

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Urness Family Occupations

What did your Urness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Urness occupation in the USA was Farming. 50% of Urness's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Urness family was Sheriff Douglas. Farming and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Urness.

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  • Farming

    50%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Sheriff Douglas

    25%

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Urness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Urness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Urness 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Urness. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Urness. For the veterans among your Urness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Urness Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Urness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Urness in 1953 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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