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Bauer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a peasant or nickname meaning ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’, from Middle High German (ge)bur, Middle Low German bur, denoting an occupant of a bur, a small dwelling or building. Compare Old English bur, modern English bower. This word later fell together with Middle High German buwære, an agent noun from Old High German buan ‘to cultivate’, later also (at first in Low German dialects) ‘to build’. The German surname thus has two possible senses: ‘peasant’ and ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’. The precise meaning of the Jewish surname, which is of later formation, is unclear. This surname is also found elsewhere in central and eastern Europe, for example in Slovenia, where it may also be a translation of Kmet.

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


Similar surnames: Lauer, Bader, Baker, Baer, Brauer, Mauer, Sauer, Beer, Nauer, Bauder

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Bauer Family Origin

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Bauer Family Occupations

What did your Bauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bauer. The most common Bauer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Bauer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bauer family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Tailor

    3%

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Bauer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bauer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bauer. 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 Card

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

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Bauer Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bauer in 1941 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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