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Breuer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle High German briuwer ‘brewer’.

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


Similar surnames: Brauer, Brewer, Bruer, Reuer, Steuer, Bieber, Preyer, Breier, Bremer

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Where is the Breuer family from?

You can see how Breuer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breuer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Breuer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Breuer family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Breuer's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Breuer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Breuer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Breuer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Breuer. 28% of Breuer men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Breuer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breuer were Proprietor and Stenographer.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Breuer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breuer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Breuer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Breuer. For the veterans among your Breuer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breuer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Breuer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Breuer in 1950 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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