Beyer Family History

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Beyer Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Scandinavian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bayer.

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

Similar surnames: Beier, Meyer, Beder, Bayer, Weyer, Bever, Beye, Seyer, Neyer, Boyer

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Beyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beyer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Beyer Family Origin

Where is the Beyer family from?

Beyer Family Occupations

What did your Beyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Beyer occupation in Canada was Shoemaker. 33% of Beyer's were Shoemakers. A less common occupation for the Beyer family was Seamstress. Shoemaker, Factory Hand and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beyer.

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  • Shoemaker

  • Factory Hand

  • Farmer

  • Seamstress


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

Beyer Historical Records

What Beyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Beyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beyer 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Beyer. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Beyer. For the veterans among your Beyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Beyer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Beyer in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beyer 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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