Ure Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Ure, a variant of Ivor. Norwegian: habitational name from a place in Hordaland, probably named in Old Norse Urðvin, a compound of urð ‘scree’, ‘rock-strewn slope’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Uren, Ore, Eure, Re, Muri, Ury, Vee, Urie, Fure, Urey

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Ure Family Origin

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Ure Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ure family was Mariner. The most common Ure occupation in Canada was Farming. 29% of Ure's were Farmings. Farming, Carpenter and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ure.

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  • Farming

    29%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Cultivateur

    14%
  • Mariner

    14%

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Ure Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ure. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ure census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ure. For the veterans among your Ure ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ure Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ure life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ure in 1957 was 54, and 68 in 2004.

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