Baer Name Meaning

German (Bär): from Middle High German ber ‘bear’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber, from Yiddish ber ‘bear’. Dutch: from Middle Dutch baer ‘naked’, ‘bare’. Debrabandere suggests it may have been a nickname for someone who wore ragged clothes.

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


Similar surnames: Beer, Bahr, Bier, Bar, Barr, Bauer, Baker, Haer, Bader, Ber

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Baer Family Origin

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Baer Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baer. A less common occupation for the Baer family was Carpenter. The most common Baer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Baer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Baer Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Baer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Baer in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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