Hayer Name Meaning

English: variant of Ayer. English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay (see Hay 1) + the suffix -er(e) denoting an inhabitant. French: occupational name for a warder of woodland, from an agent derivative of Old French haye ‘hedge’, ‘enclosed forest’. South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German heien ‘to guard or protect’, hence an occupational name for a warden of woodland or crops. Indian (Panjab): Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan, also called Her.

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

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Hayer Family Origin

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Hayer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hayer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Butcher and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hayer. The most common Hayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Hayer's were Farmers.

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Hayer Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Hayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hayer in 1957 was 44, and 92 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hayer

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