Weyer Family History

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Weyer Name Meaning

German: variant of Weiher. Dutch: from Middle Dutch weyen ‘to graze’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman.

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

Similar surnames: Heyer, Seyer, Wever, Meyer, Neyer, Weber, Reder, Geyer, Weyers, Weier

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Weyer Family Origin

Where is the Weyer family from?

Weyer Family Occupations

What did your Weyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Weyer. The most common Weyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Weyer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Weyer family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Weyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Weyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weyer 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 Weyer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Weyer. For the veterans among your Weyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Weyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Weyer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Weyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Weyer in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Weyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Weyer 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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