History of your Surname
Get access to Tyer family records.Start a free trial

Tyer Family History

Tyer Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a common pasture from Middle English tye ‘enclosed piece of land; large area of common pasture’ (see Tye ) + -er. English: occupational name for a maker of chests from an unrecorded Middle English teyer tyer an agent derivative of the word in 1 above which also had the sense ‘box coffer chest’. English: occasionally perhaps from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Tiard Tiart with the loss of final -d or -t. It is an Old French form of ancient Germanic Theudhard Latinized as Thiardus and is composed of theud ‘people’ + hard- ‘hardy brave’. Scottish and Irish: variant of Tier

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Tye, Dyer, Myer, Styer, Tyrer, Lier, Ayer, Tyler, Hayer, Omer

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Tyer family from?

You can see how Tyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Tyer families living in Arkansas. This was about 40% of all the recorded Tyer's in USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Tyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tyer. 25% of Tyer men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Tyer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tyer were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

View Census Data for Tyer | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Tyer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Tyer

Passenger Lists

There are 817 immigration records available for the last name Tyer. 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.

View all Tyer immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tyer. For the veterans among your Tyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Tyer military records

You've only scratched the surface of Tyer family history

Discover More

What is the average Tyer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tyer in 1949 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tyer

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Tyer family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Tyer last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial