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Tauer Name Meaning

German (Silesian): habitational name from the fairly common Silesian place name Tauer. North German: occupational name for a tanner. South German: variant of Taucher 2.

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


Similar surnames: Lauer, Tauber, Auer, Gauer, Mauer, Dauer, Nauer, Haber, Kauer, Hauer

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Where is the Tauer family from?

You can see how Tauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Tauer families living in Minnesota. This was about 80% of all the recorded Tauer's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Tauer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tauer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tauer. 40% of Tauer men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Tauer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tauer were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Clerk
    30%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tauer 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 580 immigration records available for the last name Tauer. 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 938 military records available for the last name Tauer. For the veterans among your Tauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tauer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tauer in 1952 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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