Auer Family History

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Auer Name Meaning

German (chiefly Bavaria): topographic name for someone living by a water meadow, German Au, or a habitational name for someone from a place named Au or Aue.

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

Similar surnames: Aue, Gauer, Mauer, Lauer, Tauer, Buer, Kauer, Duer, Dauer, Auker

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Auer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Auer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Auer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Auer Family Origin

Where is the Auer family from?

Auer Family Occupations

What did your Auer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Auer. A less common occupation for the Auer family was Tailor. The most common Auer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Auer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Auer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Auer Historical Records

What Auer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Auer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Auer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Auer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Auer. For the veterans among your Auer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Auer Life Expectancy

What is the average Auer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Auer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Auer in 1945 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Auer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Auer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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