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Queer Name Meaning

American shortened and altered form of German Quirin .

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


Similar surnames: Quier, Buter, Queener, Teer, Queen, Luer, Speer, Querry, Luter

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Where is the Queer family from?

You can see how Queer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Queer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Queer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Queer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 81% of all the recorded Queer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Queer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Queer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Queer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Queer. 56% of Queer men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Queer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Queer were Machinist and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
    56%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Cook
    50%
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What Queer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Queer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Queer 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 245 immigration records available for the last name Queer. 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 646 military records available for the last name Queer. For the veterans among your Queer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Queer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Queer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Queer in 1944 was 37, and 88 in 2004.

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