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Schuur Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle Low German schure, Middle Dutch schuur, schuer ‘barn’.

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

Similar surnames: Schur, Schaul, Schnur, Schlup, Schorr, Scheer, Scheuer, Schoer

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Where is the Schuur family from?

You can see how Schuur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schuur family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Schuur families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 10 Schuur families living in Illinois. This was about 32% of all the recorded Schuur's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Schuur families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schuur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schuur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Schuur. 50% of Schuur men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • General Shop Helper
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What Schuur family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 904 census records available for the last name Schuur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schuur 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 550 immigration records available for the last name Schuur. 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 517 military records available for the last name Schuur. For the veterans among your Schuur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schuur lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schuur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Schuur in 1963 was 78, and 92 in 2004.

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