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Shurts Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schurz.

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


Similar surnames: Shurtz, Shults, Shirts, Shortz, Shutt, Shilts, Shoots, Sheats

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Where is the Shurts family from?

You can see how Shurts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shurts family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shurts families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Shurts families living in New Jersey. This was about 69% of all the recorded Shurts's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Shurts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shurts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shurts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shurts. 24% of Shurts men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Shurts women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shurts were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Manager
    24%
  • Machinist
    18%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shurts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shurts 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 86 immigration records available for the last name Shurts. 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 497 military records available for the last name Shurts. For the veterans among your Shurts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shurts lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Shurts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shurts in 1955 was 82, and 80 in 2004.

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