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Grayer Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly an Americanized form of German Grauer. Alternatively, perhaps a respelling of French Gruyer, an occupational name from Old French gruier ‘forester’.

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


Similar surnames: Grater, Graver, Rayer, Brayer, Graner, Graber, Frayer, Graper, Graser

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Grayer Family Origin

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Grayer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farm Labor

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    6%

In 1880, the most common Grayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Grayer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Grayer family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grayer.

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Grayer Historical Records

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Grayer Life Expectancy

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