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Fuhr Family History

Fuhr Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a ferry or ford from Middle High German vuore 'place where one drives road load’ (related to English fare) or a habitational name from one of the many places called with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Fahr, Rohr, Fehr, Uhr, Ruhr, Fuhrer, Suhr, Muhr, Furr, Fluhr

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Where is the Fuhr family from?

You can see how Fuhr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fuhr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fuhr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Fuhr families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Fuhr's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fuhr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fuhr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fuhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Fuhr. 63% of Fuhr men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Fuhr women worked as a Housewife. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    63%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Farm Operator
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fuhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fuhr 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fuhr. 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 Cards

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Fuhr. For the veterans among your Fuhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fuhr lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fuhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Fuhr in 1959 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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