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Saurer Name Meaning

German: variant of Sauer, the ending -er reflecting the inflected form of the adjective.

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


Similar surnames: Seurer, Sauter, Sauder, Sauer, Mauger, Sander, Stuber, Slauter, Saur

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Where is the Saurer family from?

You can see how Saurer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saurer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Saurer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Saurer families living in Quebec. This was about 90% of all the recorded Saurer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Saurer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saurer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saurer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Chambermaid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saurer. 26% of Saurer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Saurer women worked as a Chambermaid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saurer were Miner 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
    26%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Janitor
    7%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Chambermaid
    34%
  • File Clerk
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
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What Saurer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Saurer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saurer 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 447 immigration records available for the last name Saurer. 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 723 military records available for the last name Saurer. For the veterans among your Saurer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saurer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Saurer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Saurer in 1958 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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