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Coyer Name Meaning

French: according to Morlet, from a derivative of Latin cos, genitive cotis, denoting the pouch where a reaper kept a whetstone for sharpening his sickle, hence a metonymic occupational name for a reaper or mower.

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


Similar surnames: Cryer, Cover, Moyer, Goyer, Voyer, Conyer, Oyer, Loyer, Coyner, Comer

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Coyer Family Origin

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Coyer Family Occupations

What did your Coyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coyer. A less common occupation for the Coyer family was Boatman. The most common Coyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Coyer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Boatman

    6%

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

Coyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coyer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Coyer. 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 Coyer. For the veterans among your Coyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Coyer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Coyer in 1943 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coyer 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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