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Heyer Family History

Heyer Name Meaning
English: variant of Ayer 1.German: occupational name for a grower or reaper of grass for hay, from Middle High German höu ‘grass’, ‘hay’ + the agent suffix -er.German: variant spelling of Heier 1.Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hagi ‘enclosure’, ‘fenced area’ + hari, heri ‘army’.Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger, heeger, heger ‘heron’. Compare Heron 1.

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

127,641 Historical Documents with Heyer on Ancestry.com
36,633 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,860 Military Records
6,989 Immigration Records
19,403 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Heyer Families

  • Number of Heyer families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heyer families
     24 - 45
     9 - 23
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heyer families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Heyer Family Origin

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Heyer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Heyer

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Heyer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Heyer Civil War Service Records

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