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Duer Family History

Duer Name Meaning

German (Dür): variant of Dürr (see Durr). German: either a variant of Dühr or a short form of any of various compound names, such as Dürholdt or Dürkop, all formed with Old High German tiuri ‘dear’ or Middle Low German dür ‘dear’, ‘expensive’. Danish: habitational name, from a short form of a place called Duerlund.

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


Similar surnames: Dier, Due, Dyer, Eber, Deer, Buer, Suer, Dauer, Auer, Duhr

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Where is the Duer family from?

You can see how Duer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Duer families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Duer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Duer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Duer. 27% of Duer men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Duer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duer were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Duer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duer 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 Duer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Duer. For the veterans among your Duer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Duer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Duer in 1949 was 30, and 84 in 2004.

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