Bauer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a peasant or nickname meaning ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’, from Middle High German (ge)bur, Middle Low German bur, denoting an occupant of a bur, a small dwelling or building. Compare Old English bur, modern English bower. This word later fell together with Middle High German buwære, an agent noun from Old High German buan ‘to cultivate’, later also (at first in Low German dialects) ‘to build’. The German surname thus has two possible senses: ‘peasant’ and ‘neighbor’, ‘fellow citizen’. The precise meaning of the Jewish surname, which is of later formation, is unclear. This surname is also found elsewhere in central and eastern Europe, for example in Slovenia, where it may also be a translation of Kmet.

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


Similar surnames: Lauer, Bader, Baker, Baer, Brauer, Mauer, Sauer, Beer, Nauer, Bauder

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Going To School

    12%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bauer. The most common Bauer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Bauer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bauer family was Laborer.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Bauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bauer in 1941 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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