Schurz Family History

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Schurz Name Meaning

German: metonymic nickname for a craftsman, one who wore an apron at work, from Middle High German schurz ‘apron’.

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


Similar surnames: Schur, Schertz, Schatz, Schirm, Schuff, Scherf, Schorr, Schartz

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Schurz Family Origin

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Schurz Family Occupations

What did your Schurz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schurz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Schurz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schurz family was Carpet Weaver. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schurz.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Carpet Weaver

    6%

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

Schurz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schurz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schurz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Schurz

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Schurz. 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 Schurz. For the veterans among your Schurz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schurz Life Expectancy

What is the average Schurz lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schurz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schurz in 1961 was 57, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schurz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schurz 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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