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Kurt Family History

Kurt Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Kurt, a reduced form of Konrad. Hungarian (Kürt): from an ancient Magyar clan name, from kürt ‘horn’, possibly from the symbol of the tribe.

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


Similar surnames: Kort, Kury, Kurta, Kust, Turk, Burt, Kuhn, Kure, Kerth, Kara

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Where is the Kurt family from?

You can see how Kurt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kurt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kurt family living in Connecticut. This was 100% of all the recorded Kurt's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Kurt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kurt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kurt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kurt. 26% of Kurt men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Kurt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kurt were Mechanic and Housework.

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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
    26%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kurt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kurt. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Kurt. For the veterans among your Kurt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurt lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kurt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Kurt in 1961 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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