Jurgens Family History

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Jurgens Name Meaning

North German (Jürgens) and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Jürgen, a vernacular form of the Greek Christian name Georgios (see George).

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

Similar surnames: Jergens, Jurrens, Jungels, Jurgensen, Mergens, Buren, Juers, Juergens

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Jurgens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jurgens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jurgens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Jurgens Family Origin

Where is the Jurgens family from?

Jurgens Family Occupations

What did your Jurgens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jurgens. A less common occupation for the Jurgens family was Grocer. The most common Jurgens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Jurgens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Grocer


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

Jurgens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Jurgens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jurgens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Jurgens. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Jurgens. For the veterans among your Jurgens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jurgens Life Expectancy

What is the average Jurgens lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jurgens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Jurgens in 1945 was 20, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jurgens 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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