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Mohr Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived in a fen, Middle Low German mor. German and Dutch: nickname for a man of swarthy complexion, from Middle High German mor, Middle Dutch mo(e)r ‘Moor’. German: from a short form of an old personal name, Morhart (see Morath).

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


Similar surnames: Rohr, Mohn, Ohr, Nohr, Muhr, Bohr, Moors, Uhr, Gohr, Kohr

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Where is the Mohr family from?

You can see how Mohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mohr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mohr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 42 Mohr families living in Alberta. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mohr's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Mohr families in 1911.
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What did your Mohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mohr. 68% of Mohr men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    68%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Farmers Son
    6%
  • Tailor
    4%
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What Mohr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Mohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mohr 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Mohr. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Mohr. For the veterans among your Mohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mohr lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mohr in 1940 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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