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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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Duer Family Origin

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Duer Family Occupations

What did your Duer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Duer family was Laborer. The most common Duer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Duer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duer.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Duer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Duer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Duer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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