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Ayers Name Meaning

English: derivative of Ayer with excrescent -s. The -s may represent a trace of the Latin nominative singular in heres ‘heir’ but it may also signify the son or servant of someone known as ‘the heir’ i.e. someone who was heir to some great estate.

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


Similar surnames: Ayer, Myers, Akers, Byers, Mayers, Syers, Agers, Ayars, Sayers, Pyers

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Where is the Ayers family from?

You can see how Ayers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ayers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ayers families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 68 Ayers families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Ayers's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ayers families in 1840.
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What did your Ayers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ayers. 18% of Ayers men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Ayers women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ayers were Truck Driver and 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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Census Records

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Ayers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ayers 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Ayers. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Ayers. For the veterans among your Ayers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ayers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ayers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ayers in 1941 was 21, and 74 in 2004.

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