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Kurta Family History

Kurta Name Meaning

Hungarian: nickname from German Kurtz ‘short’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian kurta ‘short overcoat’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made such garments or possibly a nickname for someone who habitually wore a coat of this kind.

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


Similar surnames: Kurtz, Kurt, Kurman, Korda, Kara, Kuna, Kuta, Kukla, Kula, Burt

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Where is the Kurta family from?

You can see how Kurta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurta family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kurta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kurta families living in Michigan. This was about 75% of all the recorded Kurta's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kurta families in 1880.
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What did your Kurta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kurta. 50% of Kurta men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    50%
  • Janitor
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Stock Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kurta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurta 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 526 immigration records available for the last name Kurta. 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 233 military records available for the last name Kurta. For the veterans among your Kurta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurta lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kurta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kurta in 1953 was 44, and 87 in 2004.

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