Shur Family History

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Shur Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schor.

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

Similar surnames: Shure, Sher, Shurr, Shum, Schur, Shor, Shub, Uhr, Shuck, Hur

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Shur Family Origin

Where is the Shur family from?

Shur Family Occupations

What did your Shur ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shur. A less common occupation for the Shur family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Shur occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Shur's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Shur Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shur 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 818 immigration records available for the last name Shur. 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 517 military records available for the last name Shur. For the veterans among your Shur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shur Life Expectancy

What is the average Shur lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Shur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shur in 1956 was 27, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shur

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shur 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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