Durr Family History

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Durr Name Meaning

German (Dürr): nickname from Middle High German dürre ‘thin’, ‘gaunt’, ‘dry’.

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

Similar surnames: Murr, Duer, Gurr, Kurr, Darr, Derr, Durm, Durre, Duhr, Durk

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Durr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Durr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Durr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Durr Family Origin

Where is the Durr family from?

Durr Family Occupations

What did your Durr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, F, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durr. The most common Durr occupation in Canada was F. 33% of Durr's were Fs. A less common occupation for the Durr family was S.

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  • F

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • S


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Durr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Durr Historical Records

What Durr family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Durr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durr 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Durr. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Durr. For the veterans among your Durr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durr Life Expectancy

What is the average Durr lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Durr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Durr in 1948 was 25, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durr 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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