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Kor Name Meaning

Scottish: unexplained. Perhaps a respelling of Caw, a reduced form of McCaw. Possibly a variant of German Kur, an occupational name from Middle High German kure ‘officialinspector’ or Middle Low German kur(e) ‘scout’, ‘lookout’.Dutch: unexplained. Polish: perhaps an altered form of a topographic or habitational name from any of various places named with Slavic gora ‘mountain’.

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

Similar surnames: Kos, Korn, Ko, Korb, Kort, Korf, Coor, Rohr, Kok, Goy

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Where is the Kor family from?

You can see how Kor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kor family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kor families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kor families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Kor's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kor families in 1880.
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What did your Kor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kor. 56% of Kor men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Kor women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kor were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
  • Waiter
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kor 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Kor. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kor. For the veterans among your Kor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kor lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kor in 1963 was 73, and 86 in 2004.

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