Bryer Family History

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Bryer Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Brier.

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


Similar surnames: Pryer, Bryers, Breer, Cryer, Boyer, Fryer, Brymer, Ryer, Dryer, Blye

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Bryer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bryer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bryer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    45%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • European Jewish

    7%

  • France

    5%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

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Bryer Family Origin

Where is the Bryer family from?

Bryer Family Occupations

What did your Bryer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bryer. A less common occupation for the Bryer family was Brick Mason. The most common Bryer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Bryer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Brick Mason

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bryer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bryer Historical Records

What Bryer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Bryer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bryer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bryer. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bryer. For the veterans among your Bryer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bryer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bryer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bryer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bryer in 1948 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bryer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bryer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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