Moyer Family History

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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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Moyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moyer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moyer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Moyer Family Origin

Where is the Moyer family from?

Moyer Family Occupations

What did your Moyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Moyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Moyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moyer. A less common occupation for the Moyer 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 Moyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moyer Historical Records

What Moyer family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Moyer Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moyer 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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