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Beyer Family History

Beyer Name Meaning

German Scandinavian English and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bayer . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Poland. Dutch: variant of Beijer a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Beier, Meyer, Beder, Bayer, Weyer, Bever, Beye, Seyer, Neyer, Boyer

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Where is the Beyer family from?

You can see how Beyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beyer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Beyer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Beyer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Beyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beyer. 15% of Beyer men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Beyer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beyer were Clerk and Housework. .

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Beyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beyer 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Beyer. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Beyer. For the veterans among your Beyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beyer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Beyer in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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