Heyer Family History

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Heyer Name Meaning

English: variant of Ayer 1. German: occupational name for a grower or reaper of grass for hay, from Middle High German höu ‘grass’, ‘hay’ + the agent suffix -er. German: variant spelling of Heier 1. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hagi ‘enclosure’, ‘fenced area’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch (h)eiger, heeger, heger ‘heron’. Compare Heron 1.

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


Similar surnames: Hayer, Heger, Heier, Reder, Heber, Meyer, Heuer, Seyer, Heer, Neyer

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Heyer Family Origin

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Heyer Family Occupations

What did your Heyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Heyer. 13% of Heyer men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Heyer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heyer were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Heyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Heyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heyer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Heyer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Heyer. For the veterans among your Heyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Heyer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Heyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Heyer in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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