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Lohr Family History

Lohr Name Meaning

from a short form of the personal name Lorenz. (also Löhr): see Loehr. habitational name from any of several places called Lohr in Bavaria and the Rhineland.

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

Similar surnames: Nohr, Lahr, Loehr, Bohr, Flohr, Mohr, Rohr, Kohr, Rohn, Lohn

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Where is the Lohr family from?

You can see how Lohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lohr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lohr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Lohr families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 70% of all the recorded Lohr's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lohr families in 1840.
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What did your Lohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lohr. 19% of Lohr men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Lohr women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lohr were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Lohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lohr 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Lohr. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Lohr. For the veterans among your Lohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lohr lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Lohr in 1944 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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