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Kurten Family History

Kurten Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Karten, Kurtin, Uren, Kasten, Burden, Rutten, Garten, Korte, Buren

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Where is the Kurten family from?

You can see how Kurten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurten family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Kurten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Kurten families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Kurten's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kurten families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kurten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kurten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Kurten. 50% of Kurten men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 940 census records available for the last name Kurten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurten 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 288 immigration records available for the last name Kurten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 745 military records available for the last name Kurten. For the veterans among your Kurten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurten lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Kurten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kurten in 1966 was 66, and 60 in 2004.

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