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Stuhr Name Meaning

North German: nickname for an inflexible, obstinate person, from Middle Low German stur(e) ‘rigid’, ‘unbending’.

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


Similar surnames: Suhr, Stohr, Stehr, Suhre, Star, Suh, Steer, Stuhl, Stumm, Stohl

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Where is the Stuhr family from?

You can see how Stuhr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stuhr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Stuhr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 62 Stuhr families living in Iowa. This was about 31% of all the recorded Stuhr's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Stuhr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stuhr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stuhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stuhr. 46% of Stuhr men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Stuhr women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stuhr were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    23%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Stuhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stuhr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stuhr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stuhr. For the veterans among your Stuhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stuhr lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Stuhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stuhr in 1955 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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