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