Gurr Family History

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Gurr Name Meaning

German: derisive nickname for a useless person or a wicked woman, from Middle High German gurre ‘bad mare’

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


Similar surnames: Murr, Garr, Kurr, Gorr, Durr, Burr, Turk, Guss, Gier, Garb

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Gurr Family Origin

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Gurr Family Occupations

What did your Gurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gurr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Gurr's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gurr. A less common occupation for the Gurr family was Clergyman.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%
  • Clergyman

    3%

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

Gurr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gurr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurr 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 Gurr

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gurr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gurr. For the veterans among your Gurr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurr Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurr lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gurr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Gurr in 1950 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurr 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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