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Suhr Name Meaning

North German:: nickname for a bitter or cantankerous person from Middle Low German sūr ‘sour’. habitational name from a place so named in Schleswig-Holstein. This surname is also found in Scandinavia probably taken there from Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Suer, Suh, Fuhr, Suhre, Stuhr, Uhr, Sur, Sohr, Duhr, Muhr

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Where is the Suhr family from?

You can see how Suhr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Suhr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Suhr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Suhr families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Suhr's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Suhr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Suhr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Suhr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Suhr. 34% of Suhr men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Suhr women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Suhr were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Suhr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Suhr 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Suhr. 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 Suhr. For the veterans among your Suhr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Suhr lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Suhr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Suhr in 1942 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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