Ryer Family History

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Ryer Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Rei(h)er. English? UK 4

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


Similar surnames: Pryer, Cryer, Fryer, Dryer, Bryer, Rye, Ryder, Ryel, Hyer, Ryner

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Ryer Family Origin

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Ryer Family Occupations

What did your Ryer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryer. A less common occupation for the Ryer family was Butcher. The most common Ryer occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 9% of Ryer's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

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

Ryer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Ryer Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ryer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ryer in 1953 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryer 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.

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