Kurzweil Family History

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Kurzweil Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a joker, from German Kurzweil ‘pastime’, ‘amusement’, ‘entertainment’, a compound of kurz ‘short’ + Weile ‘while’, ‘short time’.

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


Similar surnames: Kurtzweil, Wurzel, Kerzner, Kirstein, Kreul, Reil, Kurz, Kozel, Keil

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Kurzweil Family Origin

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Kurzweil Family Occupations

What did your Kurzweil ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kurzweil occupation in the USA was Laundry. 100% of Kurzweil's were Laundrys.

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Kurzweil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kurzweil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurzweil census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kurzweil. 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 Card

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

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Kurzweil Life Expectancy

What is the average Kurzweil lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kurzweil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kurzweil in 1962 was 70, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kurzweil ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Kurzweil Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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