History of your Surname
Get access to Authier family records.Start a free trial

Authier Family History

Authier Name Meaning

French: from an old name of Germanic origin, formed with either aud(a) ‘property’, ‘riches’ or ald(a) ‘old’, ‘wise’ + hari ‘army’. See also Altieri.

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


Similar surnames: Gauthier, Luther, Lanthier, Angier, Pothier, Ethier, Buter, Lussier

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Authier family from?

You can see how Authier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Authier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Authier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 6 Authier families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 38% of all the recorded Authier's in the USA. Dakota Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Authier families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Authier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Authier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Authier. 19% of Authier men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Authier women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Authier were Machinist and Typist.

View Census data for Authier | Data not to scale

*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
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Typist
    34%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Authier family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Authier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Authier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Authier

Passenger Lists

There are 409 immigration records available for the last name Authier. 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.

View all Authier immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 527 military records available for the last name Authier. For the veterans among your Authier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Authier military records

You've only scratched the surface of Authier family history.

Discover More

What is the average Authier lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Authier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Authier in 1953 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Authier

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Authier family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial