Sayers Family History

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Sayers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Sayer 1. This English name is also well established in Ireland. Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Saoghair (see Sears).

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

Similar surnames: Syers, Sayer, Sawyers, Mayers, Bayes, Byers, Sawyer, Ayers, Sanders

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Sayers Family Origin

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Sayers Family Occupations

What did your Sayers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sayers family was Farming. The most common Sayers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Sayers's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sayers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Sayers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sayers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sayers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Sayers Life Expectancy

What is the average Sayers lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sayers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sayers in 1942 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sayers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sayers 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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