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Gura Name Meaning

Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Huriy (Russian-oriented transliteration Guriy) ultimately from Hebrew gur ‘(lion) cub’. Slovak Polish and Jewish (from Poland): variant of Góra or Gora . German (Güra): unexplained. Albanian: variant of Gurra a topographic name from gurrë (definite form gurra) ‘rock spring’ or a habitational name from a place called Gurrë.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gurka, Gora, Dura, Mura, Gera, Gula, Jura, Guba, Cura, Gara

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Where is the Gura family from?

You can see how Gura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gura family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Gura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Gura families living in Tennessee. This was about 57% of all the recorded Gura's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Gura families in 1880.
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What did your Gura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gura. 20% of Gura men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Gura women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gura were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Labor
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Manager
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gura 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 Gura. 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 Gura. For the veterans among your Gura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gura lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gura in 1957 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

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