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Dura Name Meaning

Italian (Campania): from the feminine form of Duro. Polish: topographic name from Old Polish dura ‘hollow’, ‘cavity’, ‘hole’. Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of the female name Dorota (see Dorothy). Bulgarian: from the female personal name Dura (see Dorothy). Altered spelling of French Duras, a habitational name from Duras, a place in Lot-et-Garonne.

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


Similar surnames: Mura, Duda, Dury, Jura, Dora, Duran, Gura, Duray, Duke, Kula

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Dura Family Origin

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Dura Family Occupations

What did your Dura ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dura. The most common Dura occupation in Canada was Farmer. 80% of Dura's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Servant

    20%

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Dura Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dura 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dura. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Dura. For the veterans among your Dura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dura Life Expectancy

What is the average Dura lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Dura in 1954 was 42, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dura 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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