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Auer Name Meaning

German (chiefly Bavaria): topographic name for someone living by a water meadow, German Au, or a habitational name for someone from a place named Au or Aue.

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

Similar surnames: Aue, Gauer, Mauer, Lauer, Tauer, Buer, Kauer, Duer, Dauer, Auker

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Where is the Auer family from?

You can see how Auer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Auer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Auer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Auer family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Auer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Auer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Auer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Auer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Auer. 12% of Auer men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Auer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Auer were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Auer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Auer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Auer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Auer. For the veterans among your Auer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Auer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Auer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Auer in 1945 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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