Explore the Family Name Neubauer

The meaning of Neubauer

1. German: epithet for a settler who was new to an area, from Middle High German niu(we) ‘new’ + (ge)būr(e) ‘settler, resident, peasant’ (see Bauer). Compare Newbauer. 2. Jewish: either an adoption of the German surname (Jews were not usually agricultural workers at the time when surnames were acquired) or an artificial creation of a name from the German vocabulary word without any relationship to the actual occupation of the first Jewish bearer. Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Fritz, Hans, Erwin, Math, Otto, Willi, Beate, Dieter, Erna, Ernst.

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How common is the last name Neubauer in the United States?

Based on data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the surname Neubauer demonstrated a slight dip in popularity between 2000 and 2010. Ranked at 5425 in 2000, it shifted to 5848 by 2010, marking a decrease of 7.8%. However, the count of people with this surname remained relatively stable; there were 5908 individuals bearing the name in 2000 and 5911 in 2010, representing an insignificant change of 0.05%. The proportion per 100,000 people also decreased slightly from 2.19 to 2.0 during this decade, a drop of 8.68%.

Proportion per 100k2.192-8.68%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Neubauer

As for its ethnic identity, the Decennial U.S. Census data shows that most bearers of the Neubauer surname identified as White, although this percentage fell from 96.63% in 2000 to 95.23% in 2010. During the same period, the percentage of those identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander increased by 63.27%, while those identifying with two or more races saw a rise of 77.78%. Meanwhile, the proportion of Neubauers identifying as Hispanic grew by 36.31%, and the Black population by 15.79%. The proportion of American Indian and Alaskan Native Neubauers remained unchanged at 0.36% over the ten years.

Two or More Races0.54%0.96%77.78%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.49%0.8%63.27%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.36%0.36%0%

Neubauer ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Neubauer is French & German, which comprises 36.9% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (27.0%) and Eastern European (13.2%). Additional ancestries include Scandinavian, Ashkenazi Jewish, Italian, Greek & Balkan, and Spanish & Portuguese.

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French & German36.9%
British & Irish27.0%
Eastern European13.2%

Possible origins of the surname Neubauer

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Neubauer have recent ancestry locations spanning a few countries, mostly in United Kingdom, and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Merseyside, United Kingdom71.70%
Greater London, United Kingdom71.70%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom71.70%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom71.10%
West Midlands, United Kingdom70.50%

What Neubauer haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Neubauer is R-CTS3402, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS3402 is descended from haplogroup R-M420. Other common haplogroups include I-Z58 and R-CTS2509, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Voigt, Schramm, Boettcher, Franz, Humphrey, Lange, Schultz, Kasper, Szabo, Krause.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Neubauer surname are: H1, T2b, H. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

neubauerPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M420

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Neubauer have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.



Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Neubauer" Surname 30.2%

23andMe Users 41.3%




When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Neubauer" Surname 19.2%

23andMe Users 27.9%



Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Neubauer" Surname 17.7%

23andMe Users 21.1%




A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Neubauer" Surname 17.1%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Neubauer?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Neubauer are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

French & German 60.8%

23andMe Users 57.2%