Oyer Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Oyer Name Meaning

French: from the Old French agent derivative of oie ‘goose’, denoting someone who sold geese or roast meat.

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

Similar surnames: Goyer, Hayer, Over, Ayer, Poyer, Coyer, Loye, Royer, Voyer, Tyer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Oyer Family Origin

Where is the Oyer family from?

Oyer Family Occupations

What did your Oyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oyer family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oyer. The most common Oyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Oyer's were Farmers.

View Census data for Oyer | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Oyer Historical Records

What Oyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Oyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Oyer

Passenger List

There are 834 immigration records available for the last name Oyer. 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.

View all Oyer immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Oyer. For the veterans among your Oyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Oyer military records

You've only scratched the surface of Oyer family history.

Oyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Oyer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Oyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Oyer in 1951 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oyer 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.

Famous Oyer Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name