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Brauer Name Meaning

North German and Ashkenazic Jewish, or Americanized form of German Bräuer, an occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Middle Low German bruwer or Middle High German briuwer ‘brewer’.

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

Similar surnames: Breuer, Bauer, Bruer, Bramer, Brauner, Brayer, Brader, Frager, Grauer

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Where is the Brauer family from?

You can see how Brauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Brauer families living in Quebec. This was about 62% of all the recorded Brauer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brauer families in 1911.
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What did your Brauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Brauer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Brauer. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Brauer. For the veterans among your Brauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brauer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brauer in 1944 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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