Lura Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Rogaland named Lura, from Old Norse Lúðrar, from the plural of lúðr ‘trough’, referring to a bay or inlet.

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


Similar surnames: Cura, Dura, Luera, Lara, Lira, Sura, Lora, Lua, Mura, Gura

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Lura Family Origin

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Lura Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Ship Carpenter

    17%
  • Works In Quarry

    17%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Ship Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lura. The most common Lura occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Lura's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lura family was Works In Quarry.

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Lura Historical Records

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Lura Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Lura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lura in 1956 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lura

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