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Kuras Family History

Kuras Name Meaning

Polish: nickname from Polish dialect kurasz, kuras ‘big fat rooster’, a derivative of kur ‘rooster’. Czech (Kuraš): from an altered form of the personal name Kornel, Czech form of Cornelius (see Cornell). Jewish (from Belarus): perhaps a habitational name for someone from the village of Kurashi in Belarus.

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

Similar surnames: Karas, Kubas, Kula, Juras, Maras, Kulas, Buras, Koran, Kotas, Kara

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Where is the Kuras family from?

You can see how Kuras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuras family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kuras families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 21 Kuras families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Kuras's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kuras families in 1920.
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What did your Kuras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuras. 41% of Kuras men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Kuras women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuras were New Worker and Machine Operator.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Machine Operator
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Passenger Lists

There are 885 immigration records available for the last name Kuras. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kuras. For the veterans among your Kuras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuras lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kuras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kuras in 1957 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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