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Lurz Name Meaning

nickname for a clumsy person, from Middle High German lurz ‘left-handed’, ‘clumsy’. (lürz) unflattering nickname from Lürze ‘cheat’, ‘swindler’.

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


Similar surnames: Lunz, Turk, Lust, Murr, Gurr, Durr, Lutz, Kurz, Curl, Wurz

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Where is the Lurz family from?

You can see how Lurz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lurz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Lurz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Lurz families living in Maryland. This was about 46% of all the recorded Lurz's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Lurz families in 1880.
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What did your Lurz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lurz. 27% of Lurz men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Lurz women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lurz were Labor and Clerk.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Foreman
    14%
  • Labor
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lurz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lurz 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Lurz. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lurz. For the veterans among your Lurz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lurz lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lurz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lurz in 1956 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

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