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Moyer Name Meaning

Irish: possibly a shortened form of MacMoyer, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward’, from maor ‘steward’. Americanized form of German Meyer 1. Dutch: occupational name for a mower or reaper.

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


Similar surnames: Meyer, Moyers, Goyer, Dyer, Mayer, Moder, Roger, Coyer, Moher, Mower

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Where is the Moyer family from?

You can see how Moyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moyer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 596 Moyer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 74% of all the recorded Moyer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Moyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moyer. 17% of Moyer men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Moyer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moyer were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Moyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moyer 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Moyer. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Moyer. For the veterans among your Moyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moyer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Moyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moyer in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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