Hyer Family History

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Hyer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Heier, Hayer, or Heyer.

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

Similar surnames: Hyser, Hyzer, Kyer, Heyer, Hymer, Hyler, Haer, Ryer, Her, Fye

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Hyer Family Origin

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Hyer Family Occupations

What did your Hyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hyer. The most common Hyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Hyer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hyer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hyer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hyer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hyer. For the veterans among your Hyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hyer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hyer in 1955 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hyer 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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