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Shurman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schuermann. Variant of English Sherman.

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


Similar surnames: Sherman, Schurman, Shuman, Sharman, Sturman, Surman, Furman, Burman

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Where is the Shurman family from?

You can see how Shurman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shurman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shurman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Shurman families living in New York. This was about 51% of all the recorded Shurman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Shurman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shurman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shurman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shurman. 22% of Shurman men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Shurman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shurman were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shurman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shurman 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 555 immigration records available for the last name Shurman. 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 558 military records available for the last name Shurman. For the veterans among your Shurman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shurman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Shurman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shurman in 1956 was 43, and 96 in 2004.

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