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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


Similar surnames: Mura, Duda, Dury, Jura, Dora, Duran, Gura, Duray, Duke, Kula

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Where is the Dura family from?

You can see how Dura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Dura families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Dura families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Dura's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dura families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dura. 54% of Dura men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Dura women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dura were Proprietor and Saleslady.

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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
    54%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Fisherman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Saleslady
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dura 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 Dura. 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 526 military records available for the last name Dura. For the veterans among your Dura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dura lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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