Thayer Family History

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Thayer Name Meaning

Variant of French Taillier, derived from Old French taillere, an oblique case of tailleur ‘tailor’ (see Taylor).

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

Similar surnames: Hayer, Haye, Mayer, Rayer, Traver, Hamer, Thaker, Chayer, Trayer

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Thayer Family Origin

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Thayer Family Occupations

What did your Thayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Thayer. 13% of Thayer men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Thayer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Thayer were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife

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

Thayer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Thayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thayer 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Thayer. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Thayer. For the veterans among your Thayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Thayer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Thayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Thayer in 1944 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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