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Baer Family History

Baer Name Meaning
German (Bär): from Middle High German ber ‘bear’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber, from Yiddish ber ‘bear’.Dutch: from Middle Dutch baer ‘naked’, ‘bare’. Debrabandere suggests it may have been a nickname for someone who wore ragged clothes.

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

503,447 Historical Documents with Baer on Ancestry.com
116,452 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,318 Military Records
16,461 Immigration Records
70,377 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Baer Families

  • Number of Baer families
     261 - 519
     88 - 260
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Baer families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Baer families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Baer Family Origin

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Baer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Baer

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Baer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Baer Civil War Service Records

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