Kaur Family History

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Kaur Name Meaning

Indian (chiefly Panjab): term used by Hindu and Sikh women either as the final element of a compound personal name or as a last name. It cannot be regarded as a true surname or family name. It goes back to Sanskrit kumari ‘girl’, ‘daughter’, which was reduced to kuar and then changed into kaur by metathesis. Among Sikhs, female names are often derived from male names by the addition of Kaur to the male name: e.g. Mahinder Kaur, from the male name Mahinder.

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


Similar surnames: Kaul, Kar, Kaut, Kahr, Kau, Kauer, Kara, Laut, Laur, Keer

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Kaur Family Origin

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Kaur Family Occupations

What did your Kaur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Bill Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaur. 7% of Kaur men worked as a Carpenter and 10% of Kaur women worked as a Bill Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaur were Salesman and Mulligraph Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Guard
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bill Clerk
    10%
  • Derigner
    10%
  • Dress Apt
    10%
  • Mulligraph Operator
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kaur Historical Records

What Kaur family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kaur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaur 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kaur. 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 662 military records available for the last name Kaur. For the veterans among your Kaur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kaur Life Expectancy

What is the average Kaur lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Kaur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kaur in 1964 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

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