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Peura Family History

Peura Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name or nickname from peura ‘deer’ or ‘reindeer’. This surname is found mainly in western Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Perra, Okura, Perera, Pezza, Perry, Perri, Penna, Peart, Para, Petra

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Where is the Peura family from?

You can see how Peura families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peura family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Peura families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Peura families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Peura's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Peura families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peura surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peura ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peura. 56% of Peura men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Peura women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peura were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    56%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Farming
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Peura. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peura 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 499 immigration records available for the last name Peura. 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 195 military records available for the last name Peura. For the veterans among your Peura ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peura lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Peura life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Peura in 1948 was 50, and 68 in 2004.

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