Maurer Family History

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Maurer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a builder of walls of stone or brick, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mure, German Mauer ‘wall’ (from Latin murus ‘wall’, especially a city wall). In the Middle Ages the majority of dwellings were built of wood (or lath and plaster), and this term would have specifically denoted someone employed in building defensive walls, castles, churches, and other public buildings.

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

Similar surnames: Mauer, Mauser, Laufer, Mauter, Mahler, Murer, Mander, Mauler, Marder

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Maurer Family Origin

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Maurer Family Occupations

What did your Maurer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Maurer. 12% of Maurer men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Maurer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maurer were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Maurer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Maurer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maurer 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Maurer. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Maurer. For the veterans among your Maurer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maurer Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Maurer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maurer in 1940 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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