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Where did the German Maurer family come from? What is the German Maurer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Maurer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Maurer family history?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.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maurer research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1677, 1701, 1777, and 1787 are included under the topic Early Maurer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Maurer 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 Maurer or a variant listed above:
Maurer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Maurer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Maurer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Maurer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maurer 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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