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Nauer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a ferryman Middle High German næwære. Altered form of German Knauer . German: probably also a nickname for a newcomer ‘the new one’ an inflected form of a Central German form of the adjective neu ‘new’.

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

Similar surnames: Naber, Lauer, Mauer, Bauer, Nader, Naser, Nager, Hauer, Gauer, Sauer

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Where is the Nauer family from?

You can see how Nauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Nauer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Nauer families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Nauer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Nauer families in 1911.
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What did your Nauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nauer. 35% of Nauer men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Nauer women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nauer were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nauer 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 463 immigration records available for the last name Nauer. 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 Nauer. For the veterans among your Nauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nauer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Nauer in 1946 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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