Hayer Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Sayer, Hayes, Hager, Hamer, Heyer, Layer, Haye, Haver, Haler, Haer

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Hayer Family Origin

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Hayer Family Occupations

What did your Hayer ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Hayer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Hayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hayer. For the veterans among your Hayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hayer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hayer 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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