History of your Surname
Get access to Coor family records.Start a free trial

Coor Family History

Coor Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Kuhr an occupational name from Middle High German kure ‘official inspector’ or Middle Low German kur(e) ‘lookout watchman’. (Kuhr): habitational name from Kuhr in North Rhine-Westphalia or Kuhren in former East Prussia.

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

Similar surnames: Door, Cool, Mohr, Hoog, Coon, Coar, Foor, Cook, Coop, Schoor

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Coor family from?

You can see how Coor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coor families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Coor families living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Coor's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Coor families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coor. 34% of Coor men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Coor women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coor were Farm Labor and Saleslady. .

View Census Data for Coor | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Saleslady
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Coor family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Coor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Coor

Passenger Lists

There are 555 immigration records available for the last name Coor. 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.

View all Coor immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Coor. For the veterans among your Coor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Coor military records

You've only scratched the surface of Coor family history

Discover More

What is the average Coor lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Coor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Coor in 1949 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coor

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Coor family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial