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Dauer Family History

Dauer Name Meaning

habitational name from a place so named in Uckermark. variant of Tauer. shortened form of Dauerer, a variant of Dauenhauer.

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


Similar surnames: Duer, Tauer, Auer, Dauber, Kauer, Lauer, Haner, Dover, Gauer, Damer

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Where is the Dauer family from?

You can see how Dauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Dauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 54 Dauer families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Dauer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Dauer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dauer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dauer. 18% of Dauer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Dauer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dauer were Manager and Housewife.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Manager
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dauer 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 Dauer. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Dauer. For the veterans among your Dauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dauer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dauer in 1949 was 84, and 83 in 2004.

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