Baer Family History

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Baer Name Meaning

German (Bär): from Middle High German ber ‘bear’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear. In some cases, it may derive from a personal name containing this element. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber, from Yiddish ber ‘bear’. Dutch: from Middle Dutch baer ‘naked’, ‘bare’. Debrabandere suggests it may have been a nickname for someone who wore ragged clothes.

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

Similar surnames: Beer, Bahr, Bier, Bar, Barr, Bauer, Baker, Haer, Bader, Ber

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Baer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Baer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Baer. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Baer Family Origin

Where is the Baer family from?

Baer Family Occupations

What did your Baer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Baer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 71% of Baer's were Farmers. Farmer and Going To School were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Baer. A less common occupation for the Baer family was Farm Hand.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farm Hand


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

Baer Historical Records

What Baer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Baer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baer 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Baer. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Baer. For the veterans among your Baer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baer Life Expectancy

What is the average Baer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Baer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Baer in 1943 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Baer 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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