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Heyer Family History

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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Where is the Heyer family from?

You can see how Heyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heyer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Heyer families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Heyer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Heyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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