Syers Family History

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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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Syers Family Origin

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Syers Family Occupations

What did your Syers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Syers family was Farming. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Syers. The most common Syers occupation in the USA was Laborer. 14% of Syers's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farming


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

Syers Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Syers Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Syers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Syers 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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