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Geyer Family History

Geyer Name Meaning
German: nickname for a greedy or rapacious person, from Middle High and Middle Low German gir(e) ‘large bird of prey’, ‘vulture’. Some early examples may be a habitational name from houses bearing the sign of a bird of prey or from a place named Geyer near Zwickau, in Saxony, which is probably ultimately from the same word.

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

243,398 Historical Documents with Geyer on Ancestry.com
75,819 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,921 Military Records
7,545 Immigration Records
36,873 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Geyer Families

  • Number of Geyer families
     131 - 260
     44 - 130
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Geyer families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Geyer families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Geyer Family Origin

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Geyer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Geyer

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Geyer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Geyer census records

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Geyer Civil War Service Records

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