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Muhr Family History

Muhr Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): topographic name from Middle High German muor ‘marsh’, ‘bog’, or ‘moor’. North German and Swiss: variant of Mauer 2.

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


Similar surnames: Mohr, Mahr, Uhr, Fuhr, Murr, Muhl, Mauer, Suhr, Muir, Rohr

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Where is the Muhr family from?

You can see how Muhr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muhr family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Muhr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Muhr families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Muhr's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Muhr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Muhr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Muhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Muhr. 26% of Muhr men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Muhr women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Muhr were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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What Muhr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Muhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muhr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Muhr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Muhr. For the veterans among your Muhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muhr lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Muhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Muhr in 1950 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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