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Cura Family History

Cura Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from cura ‘priest’. Italian: probably a habitational name from Cura Carpignano in Pavia province, or other places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Cuba, Mura, Cira, Cara, Cuva, Dura, Lura, Cora, Gura, Cuda

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Where is the Cura family from?

You can see how Cura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Cura families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Cura families living in California. This was about 39% of all the recorded Cura's in the USA. California had the highest population of Cura families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cura. 22% of Cura men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Cura women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cura were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Machinist
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Typist
    16%
  • Assembler
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cura 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cura. 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 488 military records available for the last name Cura. For the veterans among your Cura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cura lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Cura in 1952 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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