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Kuhr Family History

Kuhr Name Meaning

occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure. from a short form of Kunrat (see Konrad).

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


Similar surnames: Kuhl, Kuhn, Uhr, Kehr, Kuhs, Kuhrt, Kahr, Kohr, Suhr, Fuhr

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Where is the Kuhr family from?

You can see how Kuhr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuhr family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kuhr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Kuhr families living in Missouri. This was about 19% of all the recorded Kuhr's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Kuhr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kuhr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kuhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuhr. 21% of Kuhr men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kuhr women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuhr were Manager and Bookkeeper.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kuhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuhr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuhr. 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 Kuhr. For the veterans among your Kuhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuhr lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kuhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Kuhr in 1958 was 40, and 67 in 2004.

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