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

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  • Cultivateur

    34%
  • Journalier

    13%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Son

    6%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cayer. The most common Cayer occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 34% of Cayer's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Cayer family was Son.

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Cayer Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cayer

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