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Auker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Acker. English: variant of Alker, which has two possible origins: either from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Ealhhere meaning ‘altar army’; or a habitational name from Altcar in Lancashire, named from the Celtic river name Alt (meaning ‘muddy river’) + Old Norse kiarr ‘marsh’.

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


Similar surnames: Asker, Luker, Anker, Acker, Duke, Aker, Auger, Luter, Auer, Tukes

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Where is the Auker family from?

You can see how Auker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Auker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Auker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Auker families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Auker's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Auker families in 1840.
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What did your Auker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Auker. 22% of Auker men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Auker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Auker were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 348 immigration records available for the last name Auker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Auker. For the veterans among your Auker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Auker lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Auker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Auker in 1946 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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