Kaur Family History

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Kaur Name Meaning

Indian (chiefly Panjab): term used by Hindu and Sikh women either as the final element of a compound personal name or as a last name. It cannot be regarded as a true surname or family name. It goes back to Sanskrit kumari ‘girl’, ‘daughter’, which was reduced to kuar and then changed into kaur by metathesis. Among Sikhs, female names are often derived from male names by the addition of Kaur to the male name: e.g. Mahinder Kaur, from the male name Mahinder.

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

Similar surnames: Kaul, Kar, Kaut, Kahr, Kau, Kauer, Kara, Laut, Laur, Keer

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Kaur Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kaur name?

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

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  • Southern Asia


  • Western & Central India


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe

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Kaur Family Origin

Where is the Kaur family from?

Kaur Family Occupations

What did your Kaur ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Laborer and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaur. A less common occupation for the Kaur family was Work On Farm. The most common Kaur occupation in the USA was Butcher. 25% of Kaur's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Laborer

  • Retail Grocer

  • Work On Farm


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

Kaur Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kaur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaur 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kaur. 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 662 military records available for the last name Kaur. For the veterans among your Kaur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaur Life Expectancy

What is the average Kaur lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kaur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kaur in 1964 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kaur

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kaur 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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