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Ure Family History

Ure Surname Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire): from the Older Scots personal name Ure a variant of Ivor; see Iverson . Norwegian: habitational name from a place in Hordaland probably named in Old Norse Urthvin a compound of urth ‘scree rock-strewn slope’ + vin ‘meadow’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Ure family from?

You can see how Ure families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ure family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ure families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 58 Ure families living in Lancashire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Ure's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ure families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ure surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ure ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ure. 20% of Ure men worked as an Incapacitated and 85% of Ure women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ure were General Labourer and Unpaid House Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Incapacitated
    20%
  • Student
    20%
  • Corporation Labourer
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    85%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
  • Unpaid Hd
    3%
  • Unpaid House Duties
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ure. 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 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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What is the average Ure lifespan?

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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