Gauer Family History

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Gauer Name Meaning

from a derivative of Middle High German gou ‘country’, a topographic name for someone from the country, or (in the Rhine area) an occupational name for a squire, farmer, or local craftsman. habitational name, probably for someone from Gauern near Gera in Thuringia or possibly from Gauernitz on the Saale river.

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

Similar surnames: Kauer, Gager, Lauer, Mauer, Auer, Gaber, Tauer, Hauer, Nauer, Gaumer

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Gauer Family Origin

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Gauer Family Occupations

What did your Gauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Bierbrewer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gauer. The most common Gauer occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 12% of Gauer's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Gauer family was Confectioner.

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  • Keeping House

  • Bierbrewer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Confectioner


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

Gauer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gauer 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 802 immigration records available for the last name Gauer. 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 Gauer. For the veterans among your Gauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gauer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gauer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Gauer in 1949 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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