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Mauer Name Meaning

German: variant of Maurer. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived by a wall, Middle High German mure, German Mauer. As a Jewish name it can be ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Maurer, Bauer, Lauer, Maser, Kauer, Gauer, Majer, Mager, Sauer, Mayer

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Where is the Mauer family from?

You can see how Mauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mauer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Mauer family living in Kentucky. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mauer's in the USA. Kentucky and 2 other states had the highest population of Mauer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mauer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mauer. 17% of Mauer men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Mauer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mauer were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Mauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mauer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mauer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mauer. For the veterans among your Mauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mauer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mauer in 1954 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

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