Mohr Family History

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Mohr Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived in a fen, Middle Low German mor. German and Dutch: nickname for a man of swarthy complexion, from Middle High German mor, Middle Dutch mo(e)r ‘Moor’. German: from a short form of an old personal name, Morhart (see Morath).

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

Similar surnames: Rohr, Mohn, Ohr, Nohr, Muhr, Bohr, Moors, Uhr, Gohr, Kohr

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Mohr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mohr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mohr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mohr Family Origin

Where is the Mohr family from?

Mohr Family Occupations

What did your Mohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mohr family was Carpenter. The most common Mohr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Mohr's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mohr.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Mohr Historical Records

What Mohr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Mohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mohr 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Mohr. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Mohr. For the veterans among your Mohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mohr Life Expectancy

What is the average Mohr lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mohr in 1940 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mohr 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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