Lura Family History

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Lura Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Rogaland named Lura, from Old Norse Lúðrar, from the plural of lúðr ‘trough’, referring to a bay or inlet.

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


Similar surnames: Cura, Dura, Luera, Lara, Lira, Sura, Lora, Lua, Mura, Gura

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Lura Family Origin

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Lura Family Occupations

What did your Lura ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Ship Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lura. A less common occupation for the Lura family was Works In Quarry. The most common Lura occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Lura's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Ship Carpenter

    17%
  • Works In Quarry

    17%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lura ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lura Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lura 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 Lura. 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 Lura. For the veterans among your Lura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lura Life Expectancy

What is the average Lura lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lura in 1956 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lura

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lura 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.

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