Buhr Family History

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Buhr Name Meaning

German: variant of Bauer or Bur.

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

Similar surnames: Bur, Puhr, Burr, Uhr, Buhs, Buer, Behr, Muhr, Baur, Bihm

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Buhr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Buhr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Buhr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Buhr Family Origin

Where is the Buhr family from?

Buhr Family Occupations

What did your Buhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Buhr. The most common Buhr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Buhr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Buhr family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Grocer


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

Buhr Historical Records

What Buhr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Buhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buhr 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Buhr. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Buhr. For the veterans among your Buhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buhr Life Expectancy

What is the average Buhr lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Buhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Buhr in 1943 was 23, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buhr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buhr 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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