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Buer Family History

Buer Name Meaning

North German: probably a habitational name from a place so named near Essen, or a variant of Buhr. Norwegian: habitational name from the common farm name Buer, from the plural of bu ‘booth’, ‘temporary dwelling’ (from Old Norse búð).

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


Similar surnames: Beer, Bue, Bruer, Auer, Bur, Duer, Baer, Buser, Burr, Bier

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Where is the Buer family from?

You can see how Buer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Buer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Buer families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Buer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Buer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Buer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Buer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buer. 32% of Buer men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Buer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buer were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    23%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • New Worker
    15%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Buer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Buer. 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 801 military records available for the last name Buer. For the veterans among your Buer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Buer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Buer in 1962 was 82, and 82 in 2004.

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