Sayre Family History

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Sayre Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Sayer.

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

Similar surnames: Hayre, Sare, Ayre, Sayres, Saye, Sayne, Sayle, Satre, Tyre, Baye

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Sayre Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sayre name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sayre. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Sayre Family Origin

Where is the Sayre family from?

Sayre Family Occupations

What did your Sayre ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sayre. A less common occupation for the Sayre family was Carpenter. The most common Sayre occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Sayre's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Sayre Historical Records

What Sayre family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Sayre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sayre 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sayre. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Sayre. For the veterans among your Sayre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sayre Life Expectancy

What is the average Sayre lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sayre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sayre in 1945 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sayre

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sayre 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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