Gurgens Family History

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Gurgens Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Jurgens, Burgess, Mergens, Jergens, Surges, Hargens, Currens, Jurrens

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Gurgens Family Origin

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Gurgens Family Occupations

What did your Gurgens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gurgens family was Huckster. Cigar Maker and Harness Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gurgens. The most common Gurgens occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 33% of Gurgens's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Harness Maker

  • Huckster


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gurgens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gurgens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 300 census records available for the last name Gurgens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurgens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gurgens

Passenger List

There are 57 immigration records available for the last name Gurgens. 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 Card

There are 42 military records available for the last name Gurgens. For the veterans among your Gurgens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurgens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurgens lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, Gurgens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gurgens in 1969 was 73, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurgens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurgens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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