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Dyer Family History

Dyer Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English deag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). This surname also occurs in Scotland, but Lister is a more common equivalent there.Irish (Counties Sligo and Roscommon): usually a short form of MacDyer, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhir ‘son of Duibhir’, a short form of a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.

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

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Name Distribution of Dyer Families

  • Number of Dyer families
     256 - 509
     86 - 255
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dyer families
     988 - 1,974
     330 - 987
     1 - 329
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dyer families
     117 - 232
     40 - 116
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dyer Family Origin

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Dyer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dyer

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Dyer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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