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Conyer Name Meaning

metathesized form of the occupational name Coyner. possibly an occupational name for a dealer in rabbits or rabbit skins, from an agent derivative of Middle English cony ‘rabbit’ (see Coney).

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


Similar surnames: Conner, Coney, Cogger, Center, Comer, Coyer, Canner, Denyer, Cryer

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Where is the Conyer family from?

You can see how Conyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Conyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Conyer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Conyer families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Conyer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Conyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Conyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Conyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Conyer. 37% of Conyer men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Conyer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Conyer were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Labor
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    21%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Conyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conyer 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 194 immigration records available for the last name Conyer. 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 547 military records available for the last name Conyer. For the veterans among your Conyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Conyer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Conyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Conyer in 1955 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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