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Grauer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from an inflected form of German grau ‘gray’.

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


Similar surnames: Graber, Brauer, Gruber, Grader, Graser, Gruner, Mauer, Trager

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Where is the Grauer family from?

You can see how Grauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Grauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Grauer family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Grauer's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Grauer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Grauer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Grauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Grauer. 28% of Grauer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Grauer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grauer were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Grauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grauer 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 Grauer. 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 Grauer. For the veterans among your Grauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grauer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Grauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Grauer in 1954 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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