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Duren Name Meaning

German (Düren): habitational name from any of numerous places named Düren in northern Germany, in particular the one near Cologne.

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


Similar surnames: Buren, Doren, Uren, Turek, Ouren, Duden, Burden, Duray, Duron, Deren

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Where is the Duren family from?

You can see how Duren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duren families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Duren families living in Alabama. This was about 27% of all the recorded Duren's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Duren families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duren. 24% of Duren men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Duren women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duren were Salesman and Farm Laborer.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Duren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duren 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 Duren. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Duren. For the veterans among your Duren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duren lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Duren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Duren in 1942 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

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