Maurer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Maurer surname comes from the German word "mauer," meaning "wall;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational, for a builder of stone walls.

Early Origins of the Maurer family

The surname Maurer was first found in Austria, where the name Maurer became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Maurer family

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Maurer Spelling Variations

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 Maurer include Maurer, Maurere, Maurers, Maureres, Maurerr, Maurrer, Maurerrs, Maurrers, Maurerre, Maurreres, Maureer, Morer, Moorer and many more.

Early Notables of the Maurer family (pre 1700)

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Maurer Ranking

In the United States, the name Maurer is the 1,776th most popular surname with an estimated 17,409 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Maurer is ranked the 1,466th most popular surname with an estimated 3,971 people with that name. [2]

United States Maurer migration to the United States +

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 Maurer or a variant listed above:

Maurer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Maurer and his wife Apolonia Dorothea Buchi Maurer, who arrived in New York from the Palatinate region in 1710 with their three children
  • Albrecht Maurer, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [3]
  • Johannes Maurer, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741 [3]
  • Marguerite Maurer, aged 42, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735 [3]
  • Elizabeth Maurer, aged 19, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Maurer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Maurer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1827 [3]
  • John Maurer, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832 [3]
  • Christoph Maurer, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [3]
  • Peter Maurer, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [3]
  • Catherine Maurer, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Maurer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jacob Maurer, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Maurer (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Lee Maurer (1948-2016), American NFL football offensive lineman who played from 1970 to 1977
  • Lea E. Loveless Maurer (b. 1971), former American college swimming coach, eight-time gold medalist swimmer
  • Timothy Robert "Tim" Maurer (b. 1980), American lead singer of Suburban Legends
  • Alfred Henry Maurer (1868-1932), American modernist painter
  • Norman Albert Maurer (1926-1986), American comic book artist and writer, best known for his work with the Three Stooges through his marriage to the daughter of the comedy team's Moe Howard
  • James Hudson "Jim" Maurer (1864-1944), American trade unionist
  • Walter Stark Maurer (1893-1983), American bronze medalist wrestler at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Louis Maurer (1832-1932), German-born American lithographer
  • Richard Scott Maurer (b. 1917), American lawyer and Air Line Executive
  • Ed Maurer, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 2nd District, 1920 [4]
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  • Friedrich Maurer (1919-1941), German Mechanikersobergef. (A) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

Suggested Readings for the name Maurer +

  • A Genealogy of Jacob S. Maurer and Wife Elisabeth Rickli by William Benz Maynard.

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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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