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Neyer Name Meaning

German, Swiss, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle High German næjen ‘to embroider’, ‘to sew’, or Yiddish neyen, ‘to sew’.

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


Similar surnames: Neier, Neher, Meyer, Seyer, Heyer, Geyer, Netzer, Weyer, Hayer, Neer

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Where is the Neyer family from?

You can see how Neyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Neyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Neyer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Neyer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Neyer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Neyer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Neyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Neyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Neyer. 20% of Neyer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Neyer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Neyer were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Neyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Neyer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Neyer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Neyer. For the veterans among your Neyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Neyer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Neyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Neyer in 1954 was 53, and 57 in 2004.

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