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Baehr Family History

Baehr Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Baer.

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

Similar surnames: Baer, Behr, Bar, Bader, Bazer, Bacher, Ber, Boehm, Baier, Bair

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Where is the Baehr family from?

You can see how Baehr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baehr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Baehr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 53 Baehr families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Baehr's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Baehr families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baehr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Baehr. 16% of Baehr men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Baehr women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baehr were Painter 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Baehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baehr 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Baehr. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Baehr. For the veterans among your Baehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baehr lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Baehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Baehr in 1950 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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