Rayer Name Meaning

English: from the Norman personal name Raher, composed of the Germanic elements rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + hari, heri ‘army’. French: occupational name for a barber, Old French raier (from rère ‘to shave’).

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

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Rayer Family Origin

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Rayer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Baker

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rayer family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayer. The most common Rayer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Rayer's were Farmers.

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Rayer Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Rayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rayer in 1954 was 44, and 96 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rayer

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