Cayer Family History

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Cayer Name Meaning

French: probably a variant spelling of Caillier ‘quail catcher’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kehr or Geyer.

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

Similar surnames: Cayea, Cryer, Caye, Cater, Payer, Gayer, Layer, Cale, Mayer, Hayer

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Cayer Family Origin

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Cayer Family Occupations

What did your Cayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Gouvernernant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cayer. 21% of Cayer men worked as a Cultivateur and 7% of Cayer women worked as a Gouvernernant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cayer were Laborer and Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Gouvernernant
  • Housewife
  • Cultivateur
  • Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cayer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Cayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cayer 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 854 immigration records available for the last name Cayer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cayer. For the veterans among your Cayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Cayer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Cayer in 1947 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cayer 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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