Ayers Family History

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Ayers Name Meaning

English: derivative of Ayer. The -s most probably represents a trace of the Latin nominative singular in heres ‘heir’, but it may also signify the son or servant of someone known as ‘the heir’, i.e. someone who was heir to some great estate.

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

Similar surnames: Ayer, Myers, Akers, Byers, Mayers, Syers, Agers, Ayars, Sayers, Pyers

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Ayers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ayers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ayers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Ayers Family Origin

Where is the Ayers family from?

Ayers Family Occupations

What did your Ayers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ayers family was Laborer. Farmer, Going To School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ayers. The most common Ayers occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Ayers's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Cultivateur

  • Laborer


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

Ayers Historical Records

What Ayers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Ayers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ayers 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Ayers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Ayers. For the veterans among your Ayers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ayers Life Expectancy

What is the average Ayers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ayers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ayers in 1941 was 21, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ayers 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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