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Ur Family History

Ur Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Tur, Ury, Uhr, Bur, Ure, Zur, Sur, Un, Um, U

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Where is the Ur family from?

You can see how Ur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ur family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ur families were found in USA in 1920. In 1851 there were 4 Ur families living in Dumbartonshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Ur's in Scotland. Dumbartonshire had the highest population of Ur families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ur. 43% of Ur men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Ur women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ur were Butcher and Clerk. .

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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
    43%
  • Nurseryman
    29%
  • Butcher
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Maid
    29%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ur 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 596 immigration records available for the last name Ur. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 541 military records available for the last name Ur. For the veterans among your Ur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ur lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Ur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Ur in 1964 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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