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Courier Family History

Courier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a messenger.

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


Similar surnames: Courser, Courtier, Roulier, Soulier, Cozier, Curie, Corriere, Corner

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Where is the Courier family from?

You can see how Courier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Courier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Courier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Courier families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Courier's in USA. New York had the highest population of Courier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Courier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Courier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Courier. 62% of Courier men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Courier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Courier were Fireman and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
    62%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Fireman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    46%
  • Housewife
    28%
  • Cook
    28%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Courier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Courier 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 360 immigration records available for the last name Courier. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Courier. For the veterans among your Courier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Courier lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Courier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Courier in 1951 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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