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Horr Name Meaning

German (Hörr): unexplained; possibly a derivative of Middle High German hor ‘dirt’ (see Hoerr).

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


Similar surnames: Hoerr, Porr, Herr, Horn, Gorr, Shorb, Rohr, Mohr, Norr, Storr

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Where is the Horr family from?

You can see how Horr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Horr families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Horr's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Horr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laundress was the top reported job for people in the CA named Horr. .

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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

  • Laundress
    100%
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What Horr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Horr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Horr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Horr. For the veterans among your Horr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horr lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Horr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Horr in 1955 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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