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Sauer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for an embittered or cantankerous person from Middle High German sūr German sauer ‘sour’. In Jewish families it is mainly artificial assigned at random by Austrian clerks. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) the Netherlands Denmark Poland Czechia Croatia and Slovenia. Czech and Slovenian (Šauer): from German Schauer . In Slovenia it is in part of Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) origin.

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


Similar surnames: Sauber, Suer, Lauer, Bauer, Sager, Mauer, Sauser, Saur, Nauer, Speer

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Where is the Sauer family from?

You can see how Sauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sauer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Sauer families living in Maryland. This was about 38% of all the recorded Sauer's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Sauer families in 1840.
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What did your Sauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sauer. 13% of Sauer men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Sauer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sauer were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Sauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sauer 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Sauer. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Sauer. For the veterans among your Sauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sauer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sauer in 1943 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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