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Pyers Family History

Pyers Name Meaning

Variant of English and Irish Pierce.

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

Similar surnames: Myers, Piers, Peers, Wyers, Hyers, Wyer, Ayers, Perr, Pyles, Dyer

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Where is the Pyers family from?

You can see how Pyers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pyers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pyers families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Pyers families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Pyers's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pyers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pyers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pyers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pyers. 20% of Pyers men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Pyers women worked as a Farm Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pyers were Labor and New Worker.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Helper
  • Telephone Girl
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Pyers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pyers 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 174 immigration records available for the last name Pyers. 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 427 military records available for the last name Pyers. For the veterans among your Pyers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pyers lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pyers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Pyers in 1957 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

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