Peyer Family History

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Peyer Name Meaning

South German: variant of Beyer or Bayer.

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


Similar surnames: Beyer, Payer, Meyer, Seyer, Heyer, Peper, Peyser, Peer, Poyer, Eyer

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Peyer Family Origin

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Peyer Family Occupations

What did your Peyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Peyer family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Confectioner and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Peyer. The most common Peyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Peyer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Confectioner

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Harness Maker

    8%

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

Peyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Peyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peyer 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 Peyer

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Peyer. 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 Peyer. For the veterans among your Peyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Peyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Peyer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Peyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Peyer in 1954 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Peyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Peyer 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 Peyer Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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