Duer Family History

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Duer Name Meaning

German (Dür): variant of Dürr (see Durr). German: either a variant of Dühr or a short form of any of various compound names, such as Dürholdt or Dürkop, all formed with Old High German tiuri ‘dear’ or Middle Low German dür ‘dear’, ‘expensive’. Danish: habitational name, from a short form of a place called Duerlund.

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

Similar surnames: Dier, Due, Dyer, Eber, Deer, Buer, Suer, Dauer, Auer, Duhr

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Duer Family Origin

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Duer Family Occupations

What did your Duer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Asst Shop Foreman Signal Dept and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Duer. 6% of Duer men worked as an Asst Shop Foreman Signal Dept and 67% of Duer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duer were Cowman and Shop Assistant (

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Asst Shop Foreman Signal Dept
  • Clerk Retired Commissioner
  • Coffee Planter Retired Mld Doctor M R C S L R C P Ret
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Manageress Off
  • School Mistress
  • Shop Assistant (

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Duer Historical Records

What Duer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Duer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Duer

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Duer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Duer. For the veterans among your Duer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duer Life Expectancy

What is the average Duer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Duer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Duer in 1949 was 30, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Duer 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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