Dryer Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Old English dr¯gean ‘to dry’; possibly an occupational name for a drier of cloth. In the Middle Ages, after cloth had been dyed and fulled, it was stretched out in tenterfields to dry. Altered spelling of German Dreier or Dreyer.

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


Similar surnames: Cryer, Dreyer, Dyer, Drayer, Hayer, Driver, Denyer, Preyer, Bruer

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Dryer Family Origin

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Dryer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Dryer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dryer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dryer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dryer.

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Dryer Historical Records

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Dryer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Dryer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dryer in 1958 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dryer

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