Schur Family History

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Schur Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German schur ‘shower of rain’ or ‘bad storm’, in any of several possible senses. It may be a nickname for an easily excitable person, an occupational name for the warden of a park or piece of common land (from the same word in the sense ‘protection’; compare Schuetz), or a nickname from the same word in the sense ‘clever’. German (Schür): see Scheuer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Shor.

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

Similar surnames: Scher, Schuh, Schnur, Schul, Schar, Schor, Schuur, Schurr, Schut

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Schur Family Origin

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Schur Family Occupations

What did your Schur ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schur occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Schur's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schur. A less common occupation for the Schur family was Cigar Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Painter

  • Cigar Store


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schur ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schur Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schur census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schur. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Schur. For the veterans among your Schur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schur Life Expectancy

What is the average Schur lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schur in 1952 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schur ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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