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Syers Family History

Syers Name Meaning

English: from Middle English sire, sier ‘master’ (Old French sire), hence a status name for the master of a household or group of apprentices, or a nickname for an elderly man or perhaps a pompous or domineering person.

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


Similar surnames: Byers, Sayers, Dyer, Myers, Sperr, Pyers, Ayers, Wyers, Swyers, Serr

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Where is the Syers family from?

You can see how Syers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Syers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Syers families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Syers families living in Maryland. This was about 29% of all the recorded Syers's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Syers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Syers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Syers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Syers. 30% of Syers men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Syers women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Syers were Mechanic and Dressmaker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Dressmaker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Syers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Syers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 843 immigration records available for the last name Syers. 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 Cards

There are 733 military records available for the last name Syers. For the veterans among your Syers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Syers lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Syers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Syers in 1963 was 75, and 89 in 2004.

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