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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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Where is the Gauer family from?

You can see how Gauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gauer families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Gauer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gauer families in 1840.
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What did your Gauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gauer. 39% of Gauer men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Gauer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gauer were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
    39%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    28%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • House Work
    17%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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