Deer Family History

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Deer Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Dear. Scottish: habitational name from (Old and New) Deer in Aberdeenshire. Hungarian: variant of Dér, from the secular personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Dees, Duer, Dier, Deeg, Dear, Der, Beer, Deter, Dyer, Geer

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Deer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Deer Family Origin

Where is the Deer family from?

Deer Family Occupations

What did your Deer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Deer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deer. The most common Deer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Deer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Deer Historical Records

What Deer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Deer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deer 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 Deer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Deer. For the veterans among your Deer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deer Life Expectancy

What is the average Deer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Deer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deer in 1943 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deer 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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