Dura Name Meaning

Italian (Campania): from the feminine form of Duro. Polish: topographic name from Old Polish dura ‘hollow’, ‘cavity’, ‘hole’. Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of the female name Dorota (see Dorothy). Bulgarian: from the female personal name Dura (see Dorothy). Altered spelling of French Duras, a habitational name from Duras, a place in Lot-et-Garonne.

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

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Dura Family Origin

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Dura Family Occupations

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  • Bible Agent

    25%
  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Laundry

    25%
  • Physician

    25%

In 1880, the most common Dura occupation in the USA was Bible Agent. 25% of Dura's were Bible Agents. Bible Agent, Keeping House and Laundry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dura. A less common occupation for the Dura family was Physician.

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Dura Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Dura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Dura in 1954 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dura

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