Gurnee Family History

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Gurnee Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Gurney.

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


Similar surnames: Guinee, Gorney, Gurley, Curlee, Garnes, Garner, Burnet, Burney

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Gurnee Family Origin

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Gurnee Family Occupations

What did your Gurnee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gurnee family was Butcher. Farmer, Keeping House and Boatman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gurnee. The most common Gurnee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Gurnee's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Boatman

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Gurnee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gurnee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurnee 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 Gurnee. 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 Gurnee. For the veterans among your Gurnee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurnee Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurnee lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gurnee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gurnee in 1962 was 46, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gurnee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gurnee 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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