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Where did the German Bauer family come from? What is the German Bauer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bauer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bauer family history?The historical and enchanting region of Austria is the birthplace of the distinguished family name Bauer. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bauer include Bauer, Baur, Bauerr, Bauerre, Bower, Boerema, Bohr, Burr and many more.
First found in Austria and Bavaria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bauer research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1538, 1761, 1781, 1786, 1803, 1809, 1846, 1859, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Bauer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bauer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bauer or a variant listed above:
Bauer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bauer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Bauer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Bauer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Bauer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Bauer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Bauer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bauer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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