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Uhr Family History

Uhr Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Uhrich, a variant of Ulrich. German: from Middle High German ur ‘aurochs’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bison. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a watch- or clock maker, from German Uhr ‘watch’, ‘clock’.

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


Similar surnames: Uhl, Ahr, Ohr, Ahl, Fuhr, Muhr, Mohr, Bahr, Mar, Kuhr

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Where is the Uhr family from?

You can see how Uhr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Uhr family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Uhr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 24 Uhr families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Uhr's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Uhr families in 1880.
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What did your Uhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Uhr. 18% of Uhr men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Uhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Uhr 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 924 immigration records available for the last name Uhr. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Uhr. For the veterans among your Uhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Uhr lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Uhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Uhr in 1962 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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