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Kauer Name Meaning

German:: topographic name a variant of Kau . from Middle High German gou ‘province region’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant hence a nickname for a country dweller as opposed to someone who lived in a city. habitational name from Kauern in Thuringia of Slavic origin. from a short form of the personal name Konrad .

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

Similar surnames: Mauer, Kamer, Gauer, Kaser, Kruer, Kader, Knauer, Kacer, Kaufer

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Where is the Kauer family from?

You can see how Kauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kauer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kauer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Kauer families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Kauer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kauer families in 1880.
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What did your Kauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kauer. 20% of Kauer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kauer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kauer were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kauer 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 560 immigration records available for the last name Kauer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kauer. For the veterans among your Kauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kauer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kauer in 1962 was 83, and 75 in 2004.

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