Ure Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Ure, a variant of Ivor. Norwegian: habitational name from a place in Hordaland, probably named in Old Norse Urðvin, a compound of urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Uren, Ore, Eure, Re, Muri, Ury, Vee, Urie, Fure, Urey

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Ure Family Origin

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Ure Family Occupations

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In 1940, Machinist and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ure. 15% of Ure men worked as a Machinist and 25% of Ure women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ure were Salesman and Welfare

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Machinist
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Welfare
    13%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ure Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ure. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ure 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 Ure. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ure. For the veterans among your Ure ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ure Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ure life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ure in 1957 was 54, and 68 in 2004.

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