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Gurr Family History

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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Where is the Gurr family from?

You can see how Gurr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gurr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gurr families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Gurr families living in Georgia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gurr's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Gurr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gurr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gurr. 20% of Gurr men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Gurr women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gurr were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
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What Gurr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 28,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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