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Gaier Name Meaning

South German: variant of Geyer . German: occupational name for a forest warden from a derivative of Slavic gaj ‘grove’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Geier, Gaiser, Hayer, Gauer, Gier, Gager, Gaber, Lier, Laier, Gabel

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Where is the Gaier family from?

You can see how Gaier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gaier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Gaier families living in Missouri. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gaier's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Gaier families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaier. 27% of Gaier men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Gaier women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaier were Farming and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gaier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 696 immigration records available for the last name Gaier. 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 373 military records available for the last name Gaier. For the veterans among your Gaier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaier lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gaier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gaier in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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