Gayer Family History

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Gayer Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Gaier 1.

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

Similar surnames: Cayer, Gayler, Payer, Goyer, Guyer, Galer, Gaver, Hayer, Mayer, Gater

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Gayer Family Origin

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Gayer Family Occupations

What did your Gayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gayer occupation in Canada was Boot & Shoemaker. 50% of Gayer's were Boot & Shoemakers. Boot & Shoemaker and Cultivateur were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gayer.

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  • Boot & Shoemaker

  • Cultivateur


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

Gayer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gayer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gayer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gayer. For the veterans among your Gayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gayer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gayer in 1944 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gayer 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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