Guyer Family History

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Guyer Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Old French guyour ‘guide’ (see Guy 2). Americanized spelling of German Geyer. Swiss German: from a contraction of the expression gut Jahr (‘good year’) which as a greeting in rural Switzerland meant ‘I wish you a good harvest this year’.

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

Similar surnames: Goyer, Guier, Geyer, Hayer, Guye, Gager, Gunter, Boyer, Luter, Zuber

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Guyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Guyer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Guyer. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Guyer Family Origin

Where is the Guyer family from?

Guyer Family Occupations

What did your Guyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Guyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Guyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guyer. A less common occupation for the Guyer family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Guyer Historical Records

What Guyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Guyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guyer 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 Guyer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Guyer. For the veterans among your Guyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Guyer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Guyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Guyer in 1940 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guyer 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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