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Sawyer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’. Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger.

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


Similar surnames: Sayer, Mawyer, Hawker, Saeger, Sadler, Lawyer, Mayer, Sauter, Seyer

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Sawyer Family Origin

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Sawyer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sawyer. A less common occupation for the Sawyer family was Carpenter. The most common Sawyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Sawyer's were Farmers.

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Sawyer Historical Records

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Sawyer Life Expectancy

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