Cayer Name Meaning

French: probably a variant spelling of Caillier ‘quail catcher’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kehr or Geyer.

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

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Cayer Family Origin

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Cayer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Black Smith

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

In 1880, the most common Cayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Cayer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cayer family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cayer.

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Cayer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Cayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cayer in 1947 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cayer

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