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Sohr Name Meaning

German: topographic name from sor ‘swamp water’ or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Rohr, Nohr, Gohr, Sahr, Mohr, Sohm, Sohl, Soll, Spohr, Gohl

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Where is the Sohr family from?

You can see how Sohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sohr family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Sohr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sohr family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Sohr's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Sohr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sohr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sohr. 18% of Sohr men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Sohr women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sohr were Laborer and Seamstress.

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleswoman
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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What Sohr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sohr 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 585 immigration records available for the last name Sohr. 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 450 military records available for the last name Sohr. For the veterans among your Sohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sohr lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Sohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sohr in 1967 was 79, and 63 in 2004.

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