Sur Name Meaning

German: variant of Sauer. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Hindu name, a nickname from Sanskrit šura ‘brave’. Korean: variant of So (see So).

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

Similar surnames: Suh, Sura, Suhr, Bur, Suri, Saur, Suk, Sum, Sun, Sem

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Sur Family Origin

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Sur Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sur family was Works Saw Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Wagon Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sur. The most common Sur occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sur's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Wagon Maker

  • Works Saw Maker


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Sur Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Sur. For the veterans among your Sur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sur Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sur in 1963 was 64, and 84 in 2004.

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