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Dryer Family History

Dryer Name Meaning
English: from an agent derivative of Old English dr¯gean ‘to dry’; possibly an occupational name for a drier of cloth. In the Middle Ages, after cloth had been dyed and fulled, it was stretched out in tenterfields to dry.Altered spelling of German Dreier or Dreyer.

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

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Name Distribution of Dryer Families

  • Number of Dryer families
     54 - 105
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dryer families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dryer families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dryer Family Origin

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Dryer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dryer

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Dryer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dryer census records

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Dryer Civil War Service Records

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