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Blyer Family History

Blyer Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Bayer, Boyer, Blyler, Blier, Buyer, Bloyer, Bleyer, Beyer, Blye

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Where is the Blyer family from?

You can see how Blyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blyer family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Blyer family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Blyer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Blyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the USA named Blyer. 72% of Blyer men worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 871 census records available for the last name Blyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 99 immigration records available for the last name Blyer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 133 military records available for the last name Blyer. For the veterans among your Blyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blyer lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, Blyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Blyer in 1969 was 43, and 56 in 2003.

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