Geyer Name Meaning

German: nickname for a greedy or rapacious person, from Middle High and Middle Low German gir(e) ‘large bird of prey’, ‘vulture’. Some early examples may be a habitational name from houses bearing the sign of a bird of prey or from a place named Geyer near Zwickau, in Saxony, which is probably ultimately from the same word.

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


Similar surnames: Heyer, Meyer, Geter, Deger, Seyer, Leber, Geier, Neyer, Gier, Genser

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Geyer Family Origin

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Geyer Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Geyer family was Carpenter. The most common Geyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Geyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geyer.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Geyer Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Geyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Geyer in 1945 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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