Maurer Family History

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Maurer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a builder of walls of stone or brick, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mure, German Mauer ‘wall’ (from Latin murus ‘wall’, especially a city wall). In the Middle Ages the majority of dwellings were built of wood (or lath and plaster), and this term would have specifically denoted someone employed in building defensive walls, castles, churches, and other public buildings.

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

Similar surnames: Mauer, Mauser, Laufer, Mauter, Mahler, Murer, Mander, Mauler, Marder

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Maurer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Maurer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Maurer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Maurer Family Origin

Where is the Maurer family from?

Maurer Family Occupations

What did your Maurer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Maurer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Maurer's were Farmers. Farmer, Apprentice Blacksmith and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Maurer. A less common occupation for the Maurer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Apprentice Blacksmith

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Maurer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Maurer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Maurer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maurer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Maurer. 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 Card

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Maurer. For the veterans among your Maurer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Maurer Life Expectancy

What is the average Maurer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Maurer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Maurer in 1940 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Maurer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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