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Schur Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German schūr ‘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): variant of Scheuer . Germanized form of Sorbian Žur: nickname from žur ‘leaven’ also ‘kind of drink made from hemp seeds’. Germanized form of Polish Żur (see Zur ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Shor .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Schur family from?

You can see how Schur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schur family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schur families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Schur families living in Manitoba. This was about 45% of all the recorded Schur's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Schur families in 1911.
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What did your Schur ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Schur. 100% of Schur 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
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Census Records

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 Lists

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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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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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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