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Schurr Name Meaning

South German: from a dialect word meaning ‘scree’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an area of scree. Nickname for a hot-tempered person (see Schur).

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

Similar surnames: Schur, Schorr, Schoor, Schnurr, Schor, Schier, Schuur, Schaar

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Where is the Schurr family from?

You can see how Schurr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schurr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schurr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Schurr families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Schurr's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schurr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schurr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schurr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schurr. 67% of Schurr 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
  • Bricklayer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schurr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schurr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schurr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schurr. For the veterans among your Schurr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schurr lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schurr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Schurr in 1946 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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