Ayer Family History
Ayer Name Meaning
English and Scottish: from Middle English eir eyr ‘heir’ (Anglo-Norman French heyr Old French (h)eir Latin heres). Forms such as Richard le Heyer were frequent in Middle English denoting a man who was well known to be the heir to the main property in a particular locality either one who had already inherited or one with great expectations. English: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Aier (ancient Germanic Agihari). English: variant of Hair .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022