Spurr Family History

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Spurr Name Meaning

English (now chiefly Yorkshire): metonymic occupational name for a maker of spurs, from Middle English spore, spure ‘spur’.

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


Similar surnames: Sparr, Spoor, Sperr, Spear, Parr, Speer, Sporer, Starr, Sours, Sporn

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Spurr Family Origin

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Spurr Family Occupations

What did your Spurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spurr. A less common occupation for the Spurr family was Carpenter. The most common Spurr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Spurr's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Spurr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Spurr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spurr 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Spurr. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Spurr. For the veterans among your Spurr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spurr Life Expectancy

What is the average Spurr lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Spurr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Spurr in 1945 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spurr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spurr 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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