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Kurman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Swiss German Kurmann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname: occupational name for an inspector of food wine etc. derived from Middle High German kiesen ‘to choose test or inspect’. Compare Kyser . Jewish (Ashkenazic): possibly also from German Kur Yiddish kur ‘cure’ presumably a nickname for some sort of healer.

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

Similar surnames: Karman, Furman, Urman, Korman, Sturman, Turman, Werman, Klarman

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Where is the Kurman family from?

You can see how Kurman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kurman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Kurman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Kurman families living in Alberta. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kurman's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Kurman families in 1911.
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What did your Kurman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kurman. 21% of Kurman men worked as a Salesman and 44% of Kurman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kurman were Truck Driver and Salesgirl. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Salesgirl
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kurman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kurman 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 848 immigration records available for the last name Kurman. 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 325 military records available for the last name Kurman. For the veterans among your Kurman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kurman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kurman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Kurman in 1944 was 46, and 58 in 2004.

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