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Bauer Family History

Bauer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a peasant or nickname meaning ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’, from Middle High German (ge)bur, Middle Low German bur, denoting an occupant of a bur, a small dwelling or building. Compare Old English bur, modern English bower. This word later fell together with Middle High German buwære, an agent noun from Old High German buan ‘to cultivate’, later also (at first in Low German dialects) ‘to build’. The German surname thus has two possible senses: ‘peasant’ and ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’. EG The precise meaning of the Jewish surname, which is of later formation, is unclear. AB This surname is also found elsewhere in central and eastern Europe, for example in Slovenia, where it may also be a translation of Kmet.

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

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Name Distribution of Bauer Families

  • Number of Bauer families
     584 - 1,165
     195 - 583
     1 - 194
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bauer families
     56 - 110
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bauer families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bauer Family Origin

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Bauer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bauer

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Bauer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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