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Schnurr Family History

Schnurr Name Meaning

occupational name for a jester or a nickname for a prankster, from Middle High German snurrære ‘jester’. occupational name for a busker, one who begged by playing the Schnurrpfeife, an instrument similar to a penny whistle. metonymic occupational name for a night-watchman, from Middle High German snurre ‘rattle’; night-watchmen carried rattles.

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

Similar surnames: Schnarr, Schnur, Scheuer, Schorr, Schurz, Schurr, Scheurer, Schnoor

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Where is the Schnurr family from?

You can see how Schnurr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schnurr family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schnurr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Schnurr families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Schnurr's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schnurr families in 1911.
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What did your Schnurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schnurr. 53% of Schnurr men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Schnurr women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schnurr were Labourer and Hotel Help.

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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
  • Farming
  • Shoemaker
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
  • Hotel Help
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Schnurr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnurr 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 785 immigration records available for the last name Schnurr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schnurr. For the veterans among your Schnurr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schnurr lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Schnurr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Schnurr in 1948 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

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