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Curts Family History

Curts Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kurz or Kurtz.

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

Similar surnames: Courts, Corts, Curt, Cutts, Wurts, Burts, Cordts, Ports, Shurts

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Where is the Curts family from?

You can see how Curts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Curts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Curts families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Curts families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Curts's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Curts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Curts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Curts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Curts. 30% of Curts men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Curts women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Curts were Salesman and Operator.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Curts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Curts 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 505 immigration records available for the last name Curts. 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 Curts. For the veterans among your Curts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Curts lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Curts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Curts in 1951 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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