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Baumgarten Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic or metonymic occupational name for someone who owned or lived by an orchard or was employed in one, from Middle High German boumgarte ‘orchard’ (a compound of boum ‘tree’ + garte ‘enclosure’), German Baumgarten. There are also several villages named with this word, and so in some cases the surname may have originated as a habitational name from one of these. As a Jewish name, it is mainly ornamental.

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

Similar surnames: Baumgartner, Garten, Weingarten, Baumberger, Maren, Baumgartel

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Baumgarten Family Origin

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Baumgarten Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Baumgarten occupation in Canada was Engineer. 100% of Baumgarten's were Engineers.

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Baumgarten. For the veterans among your Baumgarten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Baumgarten Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Baumgarten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Baumgarten in 1943 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

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