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Haer Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp, a variant of Haar 3. altered spelling of Hähr (common in Württemberg), from Middle High German heher ‘jay’ (the bird). Alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Middle Low German hare ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Haar, Hayer, Hager, Baer, Hamer, Haver, Haner, Haser, Hader, Haker

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Where is the Haer family from?

You can see how Haer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Haer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Haer families living in Missouri. This was about 27% of all the recorded Haer's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Haer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haer. 28% of Haer men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Haer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haer were Printer and Housework.

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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
    28%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Printer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Housework
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Haer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haer 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Haer. 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 675 military records available for the last name Haer. For the veterans among your Haer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Haer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Haer in 1960 was 37, and 60 in 2003.

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