Ayer Name Meaning

English: from Middle English eir, eyer ‘heir’ (Old French (h)eir, from Latin heres ‘heir’). Forms such as Richard le Heyer were frequent in Middle English, denoting a man who was well known to be the heir to the main property in a particular locality, either one who had already inherited or one with great expectations.

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


Similar surnames: Ayers, Hayer, Sayer, Layer, Mayer, Dyer, Tyer, Myer, Ager, Payer

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Ayer Family Origin

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Ayer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Ayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Ayer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ayer family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ayer.

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Ayer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Ayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ayer in 1950 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ayer

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