Schurr Family History

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Schurr Name Meaning

South German: from a dialect word meaning ‘scree’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an area of scree. Nickname for a hot-tempered person (see Schur).

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

Similar surnames: Schur, Schorr, Schoor, Schnurr, Schor, Schier, Schuur, Schaar

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Schurr Family Origin

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Schurr Family Occupations

What did your Schurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schurr. A less common occupation for the Schurr family was Barber. The most common Schurr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Schurr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Barber


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

Schurr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schurr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schurr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schurr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schurr. For the veterans among your Schurr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schurr Life Expectancy

What is the average Schurr lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schurr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Schurr in 1946 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schurr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schurr 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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